What We Do
The following statistics are used in Doorways’ brochure; here, sources for each are provided with links.
We encourage you to explore our site to learn more about Doorways and the services we provide to our community. Also learn about the issues, how to get help, and how to help a friend.
Download our latest annual report to see how these issues are impacting our community, and how your support makes an impact. But you don’t have to take our word for it—hear from our clients in these videos and read their stories.
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Domestic & Sexual Violence
- More than 1 in 3 women and about 1 in 3 men in the United States will experience relationship violence in their lifetime.* (CDC)
- In the U.S., over 1 in 3 (36.4% or 43.6 million) women experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime.
- In the U.S., about 1 in 3 (33.6% or 37.3 million) men experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime.
- More than 1 in 3 women and nearly 1 in 4 men have experienced sexual violence.* (CDC)
- 45% of survivors of domestic violence report being sexually assaulted by their abuser. (U.S. Department of Justice)
- Some populations experience abuse and assault at higher rates. Black women are 35% more likely to experience domestic violence than white women. (U.S. Department of Justice)
- Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women, youth, and children. (National Alliance to End Homelessness)
- More than 90% of homeless mothers have experienced physical and/or sexual abuse. (multiple sources, including Bassuk Center and NNEDV)
- 1 in 3 teens experience dating violence. (loveisrespect)
- 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year. (U.S. Department of Justice)
*Research suggests these numbers are even higher for those who are trans or nonbinary.
Youth & Family Homelessness
- More than 1/3 of the homeless population is families with children. (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)
- 1 in 30 children and 1 in 10 young adults ages 18-25 experience homelessness each year. (Chapin Hall)
- Youth experience significant disruption, trauma, and loss before and during homelessness. (Chapin Hall)
- Some populations experience homelessness at higher rates. African Americans account for 40% of people experiencing homelessness—and half of homeless families with children—but 13% of the general population. (National Alliance to End Homelessness)
- LGBTQIA+ youth represent up to 40% of all young people experiencing homelessness, but 7% of the general population of youth. (True Colors United)
- Beyond housing, families and youth need trauma-informed support to achieve stability, including employment, health and mental health care, and children’s services. (Bassuk Center)