Domestic Violence

Problem Gambling and Domestic Violence

Domestic violence takes many forms: physical violence, sexual abuse, psychological and emotional abuse, social abuse, harassment, and financial abuse. Problem gambling can be a cause of financial and family disputes that may result in domestic violence. Family violence and addiction have several common features including loss of control, continuation despite adverse consequences, tolerance and withdrawal, involvement of the entire family, preoccupation or obsession and defenses of denial, minimization and rationalization (Muellerman, DenOtter, Wadman, Tran and Anderson, 2002)

Did you know?

  • 25-50% of spouses of compulsive gamblers have been abused (NationalResearch Council, 1999)
  • Survey of 144 spouses of compulsive gamblers found 50% were physically and verbally abused by spouse and 12% had attempted suicide (Bland, Newman, Orn & Stebelski, 1993)

AACI Domestic Violence Program (Asian Women’s Home)

Services Offered

  • A 24-hour crisis hotline.
  • A 24-hour emergency shelter
  • Peer counseling – individual and group.
  • Help with restraining orders, family law and immigration issues, and court accompaniment
  • Domestic violence education and training for professionals and community groups
  • Employment, housing, medical and social services advocacy
  • Information and referrals

AACI Asian Women’s Home 24-hour hotline: (408) 975-2739
For workshops, brochures, information tables or media inquiries please email: dvcomed@aaci.org.
For more information on the program and their services, please visit: www.sjawh.org.

Local Resources:

State Resources:

National Resources:

Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence (APIIDV)
450 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 568-3315
Fax: (415) 954-9999

Battered Women’s Justice Project
1801 Nicollet Ave South, Suite 102
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: (612) 824-8768
Fax: (612) 824-8965

Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence (faith-based)
936 N 34th Street, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: (206) 634-1903
Fax: (206) 634-0115

Family Violence Prevention Fund
383 Rhode Island St., Suite 304
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
Phone: (415) 252-8900
Fax: (415) 252-8991
TTY: (800) 595-4889

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 1603
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 839-1852
Fax: (303) 831-9251
TTY: (303) 839-1681

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Phone: (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
TTY: (800) 787-3224

National Network to End Domestic Violence
666 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Suite 303
Washington D.C. 20003
Phone: (202) 543-5566
Fax: (202) 543-5626

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
6400 Flank Drive, Suite 1300
Harrisburg, PA 17112-2778
Phone: (800) 537-2238
Fax: (717) 545-9456
TYY: (800) 553-2508

Project Rainbow Net (LGBT)
123 W. Main St., Suite 700
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 956-9124
Fax: (919) 682-1449

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
2000 L Street, NW, Suite 406
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 544-3064
Fax: (202) 544-3556