Where do you feel safe? In your home, with the people you love, in your community …
What if you didn’t feel safe at home? What if a person you love scared you? What if you felt like you couldn’t count on anyone to help?
For many people, that is a daily reality. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Think about your friends, your neighbors, your coworkers.
Someone you know is living like this.
Nobody should be living like this.
At the Crisis Center, we believe in the basic human right to live safe and free of violence.
Every day we see the impact that violence has on individuals – and on the community.
What often begins behind closed doors ripples through our neighborhoods, our schools, our workplaces and beyond
In the wealthiest suburbs, to the poorest parts of the world, in all cultures and races and creeds
It can be measured in lost time at work – nearly 8 million days, the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs.
It can be measured in lost lives – in one year, 241 men and 1095 women were murdered by an intimate partner.
It can be measured in what it means for the future – Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults.
At the Crisis Center, we’re working to stop violence by empowering individuals through education, prevention and action
With a safe place to stay, safe people to help, and a plan to stay safe.
The Crisis Center fulfills this promise for nearly 20,000 people each year.
But we know that is only a fraction of those who are living in fear.
The only way to stop violence is to not only acknowledge it’s happening – but to DO something about it.
You can help the Crisis Center create a safer world, free of violence – what are you going to do to help us end violence?