It's happening across the country. IT'S HAPPENING AT LAKE OF THE OZARKS.
The national statistics are staggering.
1 in 4 women have suffered severe violence from an intimate partner.
1 in 7 men have suffered severe violence from an intimate partner.
Every day, 3 women are killed by an intimate partner.
55% of female homicides were related to domestic violence.
Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted.
1 in 3 women are survivors of sexual violence.
2 out of 3 sexual assaults go unreported to the police.
60% of survivors know the person who assaulted them.
CADV/VOC provides a variety FREE and CONFIDENTIAL services to local victims of domestic and sexual violence. We have assisted thousands of victims and their children through our shelter and outreach services over the years, thanks to your generosity.
The demand for services has continued to grow beyond what the organization has capacity for despite just having completed a new 28- bed facility seven years ago. In 2019, there were 1,181 women and children that received assistance from the organization and there were 164 clients who could not
receive assistance due to lack of resources. CADV’s leadership plans to make addition to the current facility that will allow the organization to meet the growing need.
This initiative aims to serve at least 100 more clients per year with the addition of:
Four new bedrooms that will allow CADV to house an additional 12 clients at a time. These new rooms will also be larger and ideal for larger families.
A male victims suite in separate quarters that will allow male victims of assault to receive shelter assistance. Currently, adult male victims are referred to other shelters for housing.
A larger space for group therapy sessions and other gatherings.
Additional office space that will be necessary to hire additional personnel that are part of the expansion
The cost of funding this initiative is estimated at $675,000. CADV has received $500,000 in 70% tax credits to provide assistance for the project. This addition is a major leap forward in assistance that CADV can provide for the communities that the organization serves.
Getting shelter assistance for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse is essential for survivors seeking to escape a potentially deadly situation and to create a new life for themselves and their families. The availability of services in the lake area is a valued necessity for victims who need assistance immediately.
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Citizens Against Domestic Violence strives to cultivate a culture of resiliency in which individuals experiencing abuse are empowered to thrive. Through advocacy services and community engagement we will pursue an end to violence in the lake area.
WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
Domestic violence is a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors that adults or adolescents use against their current or former intimate partners or other family members within the home. Domestic violence occurs in families and in intimate relationships where the perpetrator and the victim are currently or previously have been dating, living together, married or divorced. LEARN MORE
WHAT YOU CAN DO IF YOU ARE BEING ABUSED
Talk with someone you trust about the abuse. Call Citizens Against Domestic Violence/Victim Outreach Center Hotline at 1-888-809-SAFE (7233). Call the police if you are in danger. Remember, you know your situation better than anyone else. Don’t let someone talk you into doing something that isn’t right for you. LEARN MORE
HOW PREVALENT ARE SEXUAL ASSAULTS?
24 HOUR EMERGENCY HOTLINE 888-809-7233
Citizens Against Domestic Violence, Inc
Serving Miller, Morgan and Camden Counties