When someone leaves an abusive relationship, they frequently have nowhere to turn. For many, the only option is to remain in an abusive relationship, enter a shelter, or live on the streets. Domestic violence and homelessness have been linked in studies, particularly among families with children. Shelters offer immediate safety, respite, and assistance. Unfortunately, shelters are frequently overcrowded and frequently turn away women and children. It is more important than ever to raise awareness about this issue and the funds required by such shelters so that they do not have to turn away anyone in need of their assistance.
While accurate information on the extent of domestic violence is difficult to obtain because of under-reporting, some aspects of the problem are known:
- Domestic violence is not confined to any one socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, racial or age group and knows no geographic or educational boundaries. It also occurs within teenage relationships and among same-sex partnerships.
- About one out of every four women in America will be physically assaulted or raped by an intimate partner at some point in their lives. In fact, American women are more likely to be assaulted, injured, raped or killed by a male partner than by any other type of assailant.
- Estimates of assaults on women by partners range from approximately 2 million to 4 million annually in the United States.
- The majority of women killed at work are murdered by a current or former intimate partner.
Fight Against Domestic Violence
It is important that victims of domestic violence have access to resources and support to help them escape abusive situations and rebuild their lives. Our charity is dedicated to providing these resources to domestic violence victims, including emergency shelter, legal assistance, and counseling services. We believe that every person deserves to live a life free from fear and violence, and we are committed to doing everything we can to support and empower those who have been affected by domestic abuse.