We must insist on being a community where the most vulnerable among us can find hope, safe haven, and support, not only to escape violence, but to rise above their pasts and rebuild their lives.
LAST YEAR, WE SERVED 61 VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT.
In the first half of this year, we've served 63. In 2019, we are on track to serve twice as many sexual assault victims as last year.
IN 2018, WE PROVIDED 6,585 NIGHTS OF SAFE SHELTER TO 115 ADULTS AND CHILDREN FLEEING VIOLENCE.
In the first half of 2019, we have already provided 5,183 nights of safe shelter to 81 people.
IN SEPT. 2019, WE HAD 13 WOMEN AND 13 CHILDREN LIVING IN OUR SHELTER.
We anticipate our shelter numbers doubling from last year.
KNOWN INDIVIDUALS SERVED IN 2018.
In the first half of 2019, we have served 293 known individuals.
Our anonymous hotline is staffed 24/7, ready to respond to emergency calls from those seeking help.
We believe in meeting victims where they are, standing shoulder to shoulder as their advocates, helping them to find their own voices and dreams again.
It takes courage to leave everything behind and start over, fleeing a violent life in search of one filled with dignity and hope.
Literally saved my life.
Everyone there is so nice and they are very helpful. They have great resources and I love what they do for our community.
The people who work there are the best people ... my life is so much better than it was before I stayed at the center.
Amazing staff. Helpful caring people. Loved the group meetings and the class 'Changing Patterns.'
The mission of The Friendship Center is to be a safe haven for those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking and to empower our community to flourish in relationships free from violence.
Every 9 seconds, a woman in the U.S. is beaten or assaulted by a current or ex-significant other.
1 in 4 men are victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.