Adults are not the only victims:
- 75% of domestic violence victims have children under the age of 18 at home.
- One in five children (20.3%) report witnessing a family assault during their lifetime.
If you think you might be in an abusive relationship make sure you plan for your safety. Don’t wait to make a call for help. Find local domestic violence help and plan for your safety, check out these resources!
Domestic Violence Resources
With almost 4 times the donations we received last year, our #DVAM clothing & toy drive was a true success! So many California State Agency employees donated great items to support children & families who are recovering from domestic violence. These donations will go a long way to help local survivors with Weave inc., My Sister’s House, A Community for Peace, Plumas Rural Services & The Sacramento Children’s Home.
One in four women in America will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. In October, CalVCP observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month in hopes of helping victims through their pain and moving forward in the fight to eradicate domestic violence from our world. Join us in spreading awareness, helping survivors, and doing everything possible to stop violence before it begins.
Thank you to the Office of Governor Jerry Brown for helping us collect donations this month, we’ve already filled several donation bins to benefit adult & child survivors of domestic violence! Find a donation location and information on what you can donate to help DV victims by visiting: http://vcgcb.ca.gov/victims/dv2013.aspx