Thursday, September 9, 2010

National Census of Domestic Violence Services

In the State of Florida alone, on September 15, 2009, 42 out of 42 (or 100%,) of identified local domestic violence programs in Florida participated in the 2009 National Census of Domestic Violence Services with 3,097 Victims Served in One Day . 1,824 domestic violence victims found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing provided by local domestic violence programs. “One survivor wants to relocate to another state for more job opportunities but she can’t because of custody issues. Becoming economically secure is difficult.”

A complete report of the National Census of Domestic Violence Services can be viewed at : http://nnedv.org/resources/census/375-census-2009-report.html . The numbers are staggering.


United States: The National Network to End Domestic Violence released IN JUST ONE DAY:

  • 1,648 participating local domestic violence programs (83%)
  • Assisted 65,321 adults and children through shelter, transitional housing, and advocacy
  • Answered 23,045 hotline calls, over 16 calls every minute
  • Trained 30,735 attendees at 1,468 community education sessions
  • 9,280 requests for services went unmet because of a lack of resources or staffing. 60% of the unmet requests were for emergency shelter or transitional housing and 40% of the unmet requests were for non-residential services
  • 17,445 Children under 18 spent the night of September 15, 2009 in a domestic violence shelter or transitional housing program - far more than the approximately 11,000 children who are born every day across the U.S.

This year, 25 states and territories achieved a 100% participation rate! For the full 2009 report and state summaries please go to http://www.nnedv.org/census

Our Thanks to The National Network to End Domestic Violence for all of the above information to subscribe to action alerts go to: http://nnedv.org/

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