Put an end to Domestic Violence
On September 25, 2009, in just one day, 2 women miscarried their unborn children as a result of domestic violence, 4 women were murdered by their intimate partners, 7 children were killed by their fathers in domestic violence homicides and 7 babies were born to mothers living in shelters. Domestic violence is something that happens every day and the Family Crisis Center is dedicated to putting an end to all domestic violence and sexual assault in our community.
On September 25, 2009, in just one day, 65,321 adults and children nationwide sought services after leaving life-threatening violence and unimaginable abuse. They found refuge and hope at local domestic violence programs like the Family Crisis Center, where compassionate advocates offered safety and support. Without domestic violence programs like this to open their doors or advocates to answer phone calls, these victims of domestic violence would be left without help, in danger and in fear.
For the fourth consecutive year in 2009, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) conducted its National Census of Domestic Violence Services (Census), a one-day,unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence services. Of the 1,980 local domestic violence programs NNEDV identified, 1,648 programs (83 percent) participated in the 2009 Census.
In this 24-hour period, these programs provided services to 41,097 adults and 24,224 children across the United States and the U.S. territories. In addition, local and state domestic violence advocates answered 23,045 hotline calls and provided community education and training to 30,735 people across the country.
We are funded by the generous donations made by members of community. Whether you are able to help us financially or with your valuable time, you can make a difference in a life, and, as you saw in the horrifying statistics quoted above, quite possible save the life of people right here in our community. So don’t wait, make a difference today with your donation or time in the life of another by following the links to make a Donation or Volunteer.