Protect Powhatan Domestic Violence Services
A new survey conducted by NNEDV reveals telling information about domestic violence services in the U.S. On September 15, 2010 – one 24-hour period – domestic violence victim advocates served more than 70,000 adults and children and answered more than 20,000 emergency hotline calls. During the same 24 hours, more than 9,000 requests for services went unmet, largely due to lack of funding. Please don't let budget cuts leave people in our community needing services unable to get services so desperately needed.
In 2010 alone Powhatan Domestic Violence Services served 92 adults and 7 children- all victims of domestic violence. Think you would know if your friend or neighbor was being abused? The statistics say otherwise "1 in 4 women experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime", "59% of women in an abusive relationship never tell anyone about the abuse", "Only 33% of teens who were in an abusive relationship ever told anyone about the abuse". Chances are you already know someone who has been abused or currently is being abused.
Currently Powhatan Domestic Violence program offers the following services, all services are free and confidential.
Some of the Services provided include:
Supportive Counseling for both adults and children
Safety Planning Education & Information related to intimate partner and family violence Court Advocacy & Accompaniment
Crisis intervention services
Emergency Housing Coordination
Community Education & Outreach Programs
Please sign this petition and tell the Powhatan Board of Supervisors that they must prioritize funding for services for victims of domestic violence and their children and not make those services subject to budget cuts.