If you or anyone you know needs immediate help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233).
Home should be a safe haven. Unfortunately, thousands of homes are like war zones each day because of domestic violence.
We want to stop the violence and break the silence. That’s why The Mary Kay Foundation has awarded $31 million in grant money to shelters for women and children in all 50 states since 2000.
Many cases of domestic violence go unreported, so statistics are difficult to get. However, the Family Prevention Fund estimates that between 960,000 and 3 million incidents of family violence go on each year. In 2012, the National Census of Domestic Violence Services reports that more than 64,324 victims were served on the day of September 12, 2012.
Domestic violence is the No. 1 cause of injury for women ages 15 to 44. These victims suffer emotionally too from depression, anxiety or social isolation. Domestic abuse occurs to women of all ages, income levels and educational backgrounds.