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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Your donation today is impacting the lives of many women, men, and children that reach out to Hope House every day. You are helping us continue to provide emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis hotline, court and hospital advocacy programs, individual and group therapy, safe-supervised visitation program, as well as comprehensive services encompassing prevention, education and support. You are saving a life.

Domestic Violence Statistics:

  • 1 in 3 women will be impacted by domestic violence in their lifetime.*
  • Jackson County Missouri has one of the highest reports of domestic violence in the entire state of Missouri.
  • Only 1 out of 3 people who are injured during a domestic violence incident will ever receive medical care for their injuries.* 
  • 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 80% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.*
  • Nationally, 50% of batterers who abuse their intimate partners also abuse their children.*
  • Victims of intimate partner violence lose a total of 8.0 million days of paid work each year.*
  • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crimes.*
  • The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $8.3 billion per year in the U.S.*

*National Coalition Against Domestic Violence website

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