Nobody deserves to live in fear, nobody deserves to lose their lives to violence. In the US, over 1 in 5 women experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime (22%). According to the National Crime Victimization Survey – more than 600 women are raped or sexually assaulted EVERY SINGLE DAY!
They are victims. Victims of a terrible circumstance, victims of fear, victims of the silence of the majority, victims of an epidemic of gender and minor-based violence, but most of all, they are victims of a system that has failed to protect them. We understand that many here in our community are at risk and the the effect of domestic violence particularly on children is heartbreaking given that violent experiences at home fuels the vicious cycle of abuse.