Stalking

To get help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1-800-799-7233 and/or WomenSpirit Coalition, 360-683-2254.

What is Stalking?

Stalking is when a person intentionally does something two or more times that:

  • Causes you to fear for your safety or the safety of a family member
  • Causes you to fear physical injury or death to yourself or to a family member

You can be stalked by a stranger, but most stalkers are people you know, like a boyfriend, or ex-boyfriend. Sometimes a current partner will stalk you by calling very often, texting constantly, or asking where you are all the time.

Stalking is a crime and can be dangerous. It can be very frightening, and can make you feel out of control, anxious and depressed. It can affect your ability to sleep, eat, and work. Stalking can be signs of an abusive relationship, and it is against the law.

Victims of stalking can be of any age, sex, race, culture, religion, education, employment, or marital status.

Stalking Examples

  • Following or spying on you
  • Sending you unwanted or frightening letters, emails, texts, or instant messages
  • Calling you often
  • Showing up at your house, school, or work
  • Leaving you unwanted gifts

To Get Help

Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1-800-799-7233 and/or WomenSpirit Coalition, 360-683-2254.

For Tribes/Organizations

American Indian/Alaska Native women are stalked at a rate at least twice that of any other race. Seventeen percent of American Indian/Alaska Native women are stalked in their lifetimes.

WomenSpirit Coalition (WSC) can help Tribes and other organizations find ways to stop stalking against Native women, and bring perpetrators to justice. WSC offers staff training and program development consultation. We help staff and tribal community members address stalking and offer solutions. Please call us, 360-683-2254.