Throughout the ages domestic violence has been a problem in marriages and romantic relationships. Abuse, whether physical or mental, takes its toll on a person's health and well-being. Many times victims are able to get away but other times they are not. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women. While men can also be victims of abuse, the majority of cases involve women.
Minnesota does not tolerate domestic violence. Several domestic abuse shelters are available across the state for victims. But due to an increase in victims, many of these shelters are being overcrowded.