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Resources for Women

This page has information and resources regarding the victimization of women.

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If you have a story that you would like to share with SAFE please do so! We can use these stories for community awareness, to improve program services, or just for an advocate to read. Let us know how you would like your story shared!  Real names would never be published or used during community presentations. 

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Legal DV resources:


Safety planning when you are leaving a relationship:


Safety planning/danger assessment:


DV Information:


Resources for Spanish speakers:


For sexual assault/childhood sexual abuse survivors:







The Facts


According to 2010 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), women are disproportionately affected by intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking.  This survey showed:


• Nearly 1 in 5 women (18%) and 1 in 71 men (1%) have been raped in their lifetime.

• Approximately 1.3 million women were raped during the year preceding the survey.

• One in 4 women have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner, while 1 in 7 men have experienced the same.

• One in 6 women (16%) have been stalked during their lifetime, compared to 1 in 19 men (5%). IPV, SV, and stalking victims experience short- and long-term chronic disease and other health impacts.

• Eighty-one percent of women who experienced rape, stalking, or physical violence by an intimate partner reported significant short- or long-term impacts, such as post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and injury. Thirty-five percent of men report such impacts of their experiences.

• Women who experienced rape or stalking by any perpetrator or physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime were more likely than women who did not experience these forms of violence to report having asthma, diabetes, and irritable bowel syndrome.

• Men and women who experienced these forms of violence were more likely to report frequent headaches, chronic pain, difficulty with sleeping, activity limitations, poor physical health, and poor mental health than men and women who did not experience these forms of violence.


Read the full report.


According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

  • Witnessing violence between one’s parents or caretakers is the strongest risk factor of transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next.

  • Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults.

  • Less than one-fifth of victims reporting an injury from intimate partner violence sought medical treatment following the injury.

For more statistics from the NCADV click here




For information on intimate partner violence click here.


For information on sexual assault click here.


For information on stalking click here.

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