About the Issues
About Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Family Homelessness
Sexual assault, domestic violence and family homelessness are extremely complex issues with a long history in our society. Successfully addressing these traumas for individuals, families and communities requires a firm understanding of symptoms and causes, as well as the best, most effective strategies for helping survivors overcome and rebuild their lives.
About Sexual Assault
Every year, nearly 300,000 women and men become victims of sexual assault. Like domestic violence, sexual assault is about power and control and can take many forms. It refers to any physical act of a sexual nature that occurs without a person’s consent.
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About Domestic Violence
One in four women, and one in seven men, will be victims of domestic violence in their lifetime. Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors used by one individual intended to exert power and control over another individual in the context of an intimate or family relationship. Domestic violence comes in many forms and impacts our entire community. It isolates survivors and victims from social and financial help, often leaving them to choose between returning to their abuser or becoming homeless.
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About Family Homelessness
Homelessness is one of our nation’s most misunderstood and vexing social problems. Every year, 600,000 families with 1.35 million children experience homelessness in the United States, making up about 40 percent of the homeless population over the course of the year.
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Creating a Brighter Future
By educating the community and ourselves about these important issues, together, we can offer a safe home for those in crisis, the tools they need to rebuild their lives and a pathway to long-term, affordable housing. Learn more about our work.