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our

mission

A LITTLE HELP is a non- profit organization founded to help women  and children who have left domestic abuse situations and are working to rebuild their lives in an environment of safety and security. A LITTLE HELP was founded to help mothers to provide the seemingly minor "luxuries" for their children as well as themselves. These "luxuries" can help begin building a foundation for a new life without the fear and uncertainty  that is often part of living in an abusive household. 

 

A Little Help works in conjunction with other supportive services such as Alternatives to Domestic Violence and counselors. A Little Help will assist with providing supportive services and financial assistance that are not covered by support services.

the

facts

3

The number of women murdered every day by a current or former male partner in the U.S.

 

38,028,000

The number of women who have experienced physical intimate partner violence in their lifetimes.

American Psychological Association

4,774,000

The number of women in the U.S. who experience physical violence by an intimate partner every year.

 

1,509

The number of women murdered by men they knew in 2011. Of the 1,509 women, 926 were killed by an intimate parter and 264 of those were killed by an intimate partner during an argument.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

18,000

The number of women who have been killed by men in domestic violence disputes since 2003.

 

1 in 4

The number of women who will be victims of severe violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes.

 

1 in 7

The number of men who will be victims of severe violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes.

 

World Health Organization

 

8,000,000

The number of days of paid work women lose every year because of the abuse perpetrated against them by current or former male partners. This loss is equivalent to over 32,000 full-time jobs.

 

40-45

The percentage of women in physically abusive relationships who are raped and/or assaulted during the relationship.

Domestic Violence Statistics

 

18,500,000

The number of mental health care visits due to intimate partner violence every year.

 

$948

The average cost of emergency care for intimate partner violence related incidents for women. The average cost for men is $387.

American Psychological Association

 

81

The percentage of women who are stalked by a current or former male partner who are also physically abused by that partner.

Risk Factors for Femicide in Abusive Relationships: Results From A Multisite Case Control Study

 

70

The percentage of women worldwide who will experience physical and/or sexual abuse by an intimate partner during their lifetimes.

 

98

The percentage of financial abuse that occurs in all domestic violence cases. The number one reason domestic violence survivors stay or return to the abusive relationship is because the abuser controls their money supply, leaving them with

no financial resources to break free.

 

University of Minnesota's Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community

70x

The amount of times more likely a woman is to be murdered in the few weeks after leaving her abusive partner than at any other time in the relationship.

 

10,000,000

The number of children exposed to domestic violence every year.

 

25

The percentage of physical assaults perpetrated against women that are reported to the police annually.

 

 

Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotline or visit the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline operated by RAINN. For more resources, visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center's website.