Raising awareness around the complexities and seriousness of domestic violence is as vital as our services. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and together we can do just that.
- 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the United States have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.
- According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), on just one day in 2019, there were 269 requests for services that could not be met in the state of Colorado, of which 81% (218) were for housing.
- According to one UNICEF report, “The single best predictor of children becoming either perpetrators or victims of domestic violence later in life is whether or not they grow up in a home where there is domestic violence.
- According to a 2019 Colorado Coalition for the Homeless report, “Domestic violence has long been recorded as one of the most common reasons women become homeless. In fact, approximately 50% of all women who are homeless report that domestic violence was the immediate cause.”
- According to the NNEDV, a survivor’s risk of being killed by their abuser greatly increases when they are in the process of leaving or have just left.