Powerhouse Community Development offers education and resources to domestic violence victims and allies to bring about awareness and prevention
Domestic Violence used to be thought of as a family problem, a private issue in which outsiders should not get involved. The truth is; domestic violence affects everyone! Domestic Violence occurs among all ages, genders, races, educational backgrounds, denominations, and socioeconomic groups. There are four types of abuse: physical, rape and sexual, psychological, and economic.
- 1 of every four women will experience some type of domestic violence in their lives.
- Females make up 84% of spousal abuse victims and 86% of date abuse by boyfriends.
- 1.3 million Women suffer physical abuse a year at the hand of their intimate other.
- Men who witness abuse as a child are twice as likely to abuse their spouse and children.