- 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 2017 calendar year, our agency provided direct services to 1,181 adult victims and 203 children –all impacted by domestic violence.
We provided shelter for 161 women, 7 men, and 118 children for 6,444 “shelter days”.
During this time, community outreach and education programs reached 3,238 children and young adults from 82 youth prevention programs. Staff presented 14 speeches reaching 516 persons directly and participated in 50 public awareness events with over 3,726 people in attendance. These initiatives facilitate the prevention of family violence and help lead to safer lives.