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Statistics Of Domestic Violence

Homeless services and housing programs provide a critical safety net for many people experiencing homelessness in Flint
Michigan. All 83 counties in Michigan have access to a local organization designated as a Housing Assessment and Resource
Agency. That means when people are homeless or at-risk of losing housing, there is a place for them to turn for help.
These agencies provide standardized assessments, homeless prevention and rapid re-housing services. They coordinate
care with key partners offering street outreach interventions, as well as shelter and permanent supportive housing.
Connections are made between those in need and mainstream resources like disability benefits, Medicaid health
insurance, food assistance, primary and behavioral health care, employment and affordable housing.
Our success begins and ends with housing. Housing families, unaccompanied youth, veterans, seniors, people surviving
domestic violence and human trafficking, individuals with disabilities and the chronically homeless.
We will continue to dedicate services and resources to end homelessness in Flint Michigan through our commitment to the
values and practices of Housing First.

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:

  • Every minute about 20 people are victims of physical abuse in the U.S.
  • 1 in 3 women are physically abused by an intimate partner and 1 in 5 women are severely abused.
  • 15 percent of all violent crime is from intimate partner violence.
  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 59 men are raped during their lifetime.
  • 9.4 percent of women have been raped by an intimate partner.
  • 19.3 million women.
  • 1 in 3 female murder victims are killed by intimate partners.
  • 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year.

Effects

Though the statistics themselves may feel overwhelming, it is important to note there are many devastating physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health effects connected with intimate partner violence. Effects include unintended pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, intrauterineĀ hemorrhage, nutritional deficiency, abdominal pain, neurological disorders, chronic pain, disability, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some related effects also include non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, cancer and heart diseases. Domestic violence victims are also at higher risk for developing addictions to alcohol, tobacco or drugs

If you or someone you care about may be a victim of domestic violence, please reach out to the many resources that may be available in your community. Contact us 810-234-7933

 

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