Domestic Violence Services

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Women come to us in times of crisis, as survivors of rape or domestic violence. We work to help them become independent. They leave more confident with a renewed spirit, new skills and stronger lives

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Domestic Violence and its effects:

  • Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner.
  • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked. Stalking causes the victim to fear that s/he or someone close to her/him will be harmed or killed.
  • The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.
  • Domestic violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.
  • Domestic violence is most common among women between the ages of 18-24.
  • Domestic victimization is correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior.
  • Only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries.