Victims with Disabilities and Domestic Abuse

Victims with Disabilities and Domestic Abuse

An often overlooked and underrepresented population among domestic abuse victims are those with disabilities. Services are limited or non-existent and many facilities are non-ADA compliant. This means that victims seeking safety will stay longer in abusive...
Intimate Partner Violence and the LGBTQ+ Community

Intimate Partner Violence and the LGBTQ+ Community

FACTS AND STATS143.8% of lesbian women and 61.1% of bisexual women have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime, as opposed to 35% of heterosexual women. 26% of gay men and 37.3% of bisexual men have...
Latinas and Domestic Abuse

Latinas and Domestic Abuse

It is common knowledge that domestic violence is an underreported crime. But for communities of color, this underreporting can be prevalent for a variety of reasons: In the last U.S. Census (2010), the Hispanic population grew by 43% and accounts for 16% of the...
Pioneers & Trailblazers

Pioneers & Trailblazers

As advocates, it is important to look back and see who paved the way and to remember our history. It is those pioneers and trailblazers who go before and make our jobs that much easier. These are the people who put their lives on the line or took the brunt of abuse to...