70% percent of battering men and 38% percent of battered women were raised in violent households.
Of female homicides, 30% are killed by their husbands or boyfriends.
A woman is battered every 13 seconds in this country.
Six million women a year are abused; of that number, 3,000 die due to their injuries.
21% percent of all emergency room visits by women are the result of domestic violence.
Children growing up in abusive homes suffer adverse effects and often grow up to repeat the violence. Emotional and verbal abuse can be just as damaging as physical abuse; the bruises are just harder to detect.
Abuse is the physical or mental force used to control or maintain power over someone else.
In addition to physical violence, abuse can take the form of threats, putdowns, enforced isolation, and economic or emotional mistreatment.
Abuse happens in all races, ethnic groups, professions, and lifestyles.
Abuse happens more frequently to women, but it can happen to men as well.
Abuse may continue after the victim lives separately from the abuser.
The abused person may be married to the abuser, or he or she may be living with or dating the abuser.
Anyone suffering from abuse--regardless of age, income, or lifestyle--is eligible for our services.