Friday, October 3, 2014

This Month Is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Thousands of women in our country seek shelter because of domestic violence each year. Many of them have children and unfortunately some don't survive and become victims of their abuser.

Just so that you can get an idea of the magnitude of domestic violence in our country, we found information on a survey that reflects figures for ONE DAY. This survey was done on September 17, 2013. It involved 1,649 shelters around our country, again, for just one day!

A total of 66,581 domestic violence victims were counted for that day alone. 36,348 Of those victims found emergency shelters or temporary housing. It included 16,917 adults and 19,431 children. Another 30,233 adults and children sought counseling, legal assistance, support services in non-residential assistance and services.

The Hotline calls for that particular day, regarding household violence in a 24-hour survey was 20,267!

Many Americans look abroad and try to help women in the Middle East and other territories, where they are also abused. But we have issues here in our own country, with battered women and their kids, as well. Many shelters in the USA, need funds to support and help improve these battered women and their children's lives. Make a difference in your own community and donate funds or materials to shelters near you!

Source: National Network To End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)

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