"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"
~Isaiah 6:8 NIV
"He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"
~Micah 6:8 NASB

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Did you know?

Did you know?

  • One out of two women will experience domestic abuse at least once in the course of their marriage.
  • 4 million American women are seriously assaulted by their intimate partner each year.
    65% of emergency room visits by women are for injuries sustained during domestic violence.

  • One of every three abused children becomes an adult abuser or victim.
    More women are killed by their partners than by muggings, rapes and auto accidents combined.
  • Domestic violence claims the lives of four women each day.
  • Approximately 75% of abuse homicide victims are killed after they leave their abuser.

  • 50% of all homeless women and children in the U.S are fleeing domestic violence.
    Each year, an estimated 3.3 million children are exposed to violence by family members against their mothers or female caretakers.

  • When children are killed during a domestic dispute, 90% are under age 10; 56% are under age 2.

  • There are 1,500 shelters for battered women in the United States and 3,800 animal shelters.

  • 60% of violent homes where the female partner is beaten so are the children.

  • 50% of female homicides are committed by the man who said "Until death do us part".

  • 88% of victims of domestic violence fatalities had a documented history of physical abuse.

  • The average prison sentence of men who kill their female partners is 2 to 6 years.

  • Women who kill their partners are, on average, sentenced to 15 years.

  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15-44.

  • 75% of all 911 calls are domestic abuse calls.

  • The loss in productivity due to absenteeism, employee turnover and health care expenses from domestic violence costs U.S corporations between $3 and $5 billion annually.

  • Despite these sobering statistics, domestic violence remains the most common, yet least reported, crime in the U.S. Domestic violence is a growing national problem requiring focused assistance from the public and private sectors.

Please support the local YWCA. We are always in need of donations of money and personal items such as, pillows, blankets, toiletries, Cell Phones and Accessories, baby items, canned food and dry goods, and so much more. With Winter on it's way, we definetly need warm blankets, scarves, mittens, gloves, warm coats, comforters, warm bed sheets.
Donations can be dropped at the YWCA Monday through Friday between 8 and 5.

For more information call: 574-233-9491

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