Abuse is used to gain and maintain power and control in a relationship. It is not an anger management issue.
Family violence is a fact of life. It happens in all religious and ethnic groups and occurs among the rich and poor alike.
Family violence is thought to be the most unreported crime in America. 95% of victims are women.
Crimes against women are rising at four times the rate of other crimes. Every 12 seconds a woman is beaten by her partner.
63% of all boys between the ages of 11 and 20 who commit murder, kill the man who abused their mother.
Battering is the most common cause of injury to women - exceeding auto accidents, rapes, and muggings. Battering is the #1 cause of emergency room visits by women.
60% of battered women are beaten while they are pregnant.
Children that observe their parents fighting often exhibit severe emotional/behavioral problems.
Children raised in violent homes are 74% more likely to commit assault. Children learn what they live...
We also have programs available on Native American Reservations, as well as offer services to non residents.