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Domestic Violence is hurtful and abusive behaviors used by one partner to control and have power over another partner. These behaviors can include threats, physical assault, forced sex, financial control, isolation, and emotional abuse, like name calling.
National Statistics show:
• Every nine seconds a woman is battered in the United States. American Medical Association, 1998, Georgia Department of Human Resources, 1999
• Nearly 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 2005
• In 2004, intimate partner violence resulted in 1,544 deaths. Of these deaths, 75 percent were females. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2004
• On average, more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States. Catalano, Shannan. 2007. Intimate Partner Violence in the United States. U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
We serve over 20,000 women and children annually in Metro Atlanta and given them a safe haven and a fresh start.