- One in four women have been a victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner (CDC, NISVS, 2010).
- Approximately 15.5 million children are exposed to domestic violence every year (Journal of Family Psychology, 2006).
- Approximately one in three adolescent girls, in the United States, is a victim of physical, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner — a figure that far exceeds victimization rates for other types of violence affecting youth (National Council on Crime and Delinquency Focus, 2008).
For the 2016 calendar year, our agency provided direct services to 1,132 adult victims and 223 children –all impacted by domestic violence.
During this time, community outreach and education programs reached 4,934 children and young adults from 146 youth prevention programs. Staff presented 16 speeches reaching 1,1888 persons directly and presented 33 training programs to 1,486 service providers. These initiatives facilitate the prevention of family violence and help lead to safer lives.