"Today, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) released results from the National Census of Domestic Violence Services (Census) in its 12th Annual Domestic Violence Counts Report. For 24 hours, the Census surveys domestic violence programs across the United States and territories to create a one-day snapshot of the services provided to survivors and their children.
'It is impossible to list all the ways in which domestic violence programs support survivors who arrive at their doors. Many victims leave everything behind. Shelters give them a safe place to stay and the things they need to start rebuilding their lives, from backpacks for school to clothes for job interviews,' said NNEDV Executive Vice President Cindy Southworth.
These local programs are a safe haven and provide life-saving assistance for survivors and their children in times of fear and uncertainty. In partnership with families, communities, law enforcement, health care workers, and other advocates, domestic violence programs provide victims and their children with the resources they desperately need to rebuild their lives."