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Based on reports from 10 countries, between 55% and 95% of women who had been physically abused by their partners never contacted non-governmental organizations, shelters, or the police for help.
Domestic violence is an identifiable pattern of behavior that becomes increasingly more violent as time progresses.
Data from 2003 shows victims of intimate partner violence lost almost 8 million days of paid work, because of the violence perpetrated against them. This loss is the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs and almost 5.6 million days of household productivity as a result of violence.
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WomenShelter of Long Beach provides free, inclusive services to all victims/survivors of domestic violence, including women, men, children, and members of the LGBTQ community.
On average, it takes a victim/survivor seven times to leave a domestic violence relationship. Those who leave their partner are at a 75% greater risk of being killed by their partner than those who stay.
Outreach, education, advocacy, and leading with love are tools that we can all utilize to end domestic violence in our communities.
Take a stand and support victims/survivors by breaking the silence about domestic violence!
Domestic Violence is the great equalizer. It affects everyone, regardless of race, gender identification, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, etc.
About 1 in 5 women and nearly 1 in 7 men who ever experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age.
The severity of intimate partner violence is often greater in cases where the pattern of abuse was established in adolescence.
Children who witness domestic violence or are victims of abuse themselves are at serious risk for long-term physical and mental health problems.
Last year, WomenShelter of Long Beach provided a total of 24,988 free victim services including case management, support groups, peer counseling, emergency housing, and legal and health advocacy to women, men, children, and members of the LGBTQ community.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). In efforts of increasing education and awareness regarding domestic violence, WomenShelter of Long Beach invites you to join us on a special month long journey through our interactive DVAM Calendar. WSLB’s DVAM Calendar includes facts, stats, resources, and videos that highlight how we as a community can make a difference. Join us as we Lead with Love this October!