Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.   Domestic violence does not discriminate. Anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim – or perpetrator – of domestic violence. It can happen to people who are married, living together or who are dating. It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels 


Sexual assault is any type of sexual activity or contact that you do not consent to. Sexual assault can happen through physical force or threats of force or if the attacker gave the victim drugs or alcohol as part of the assault. Sexual assault includes rape and sexual coercion.

 In the United States, one in three women has experienced some type of sexual violence.1 If you have been sexually assaulted, it is not your fault, regardless of the circumstances.


  •  Tells you that you can never do anything right
  • Shows extreme jealousy of your friends and time spent away
  • Keeps you or discourages you from seeing friends or family members
  • Insults, demeans or shames you with put-downs
  • Controls every penny spent in the household
  • Takes your money or refuses to give you money for necessary expenses
  • Looks at you or acts in ways that scare you
  • Controls who you see, where you go, or what you do
  • Prevents you from making your own decisions
  • Tells you that you are a bad parent or threatens to harm or take away your children
  • Prevents you from working or attending school
  • Destroys your property or threatens to hurt or kill your pets
  • Intimidates you with guns, knives or other weapons
  • Pressures you to have sex when you don’t want to or do things sexually you’re not comfortable with
  • Pressures you to use drugs or alcohol


 As volunteers, employees, and representatives of 4 the Jewel N U Global, Inc., we have the responsibility to uphold the highest ethical standards in order to retain the confidence of those we seek to serve and help, as well as retain the trust and credibility of the donating public. Code of Ethics is more than a set of standards; it is a way to connect our organizational values and our vision to the work we do every day. 


In addition to our mission, 4 the Jewel N U is committed to answer the call to shift power back to those affected by relationship abuse. The success of 4 the Jewel N U to fulfill our mission is dependent upon the ethical conduct of everyone affiliated with our organization. Volunteers, staff, and board members set an example for each other by embracing the organizational values of 4 the Jewel N U and their high standards of performance, professionalism and ethical conduct.

We expect all employees, volunteers and the board of directors to observe the highest standards of ethics and integrity in their conduct.    

4 the Jewel N U code of ethical behavior includes the following: build trust & credibility, respect for the individual, uphold the law, proprietary information, accountability, inclusiveness and equal opportunity, and conflict of interest.

help is here

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Office on Women's Health |

National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

1in6 OnLine SupportLine for adult male survivors | 

Victims-Witness Assistance Office of the District Attorney Chatham County Courthouse | 912.652.7329