1,726 adults and 1,903 children were sheltered by domestic violence programs in 2006.
MORE children then adults were forced to flee their homes in terror of people they knew and trusted. They leave with nothing more than the clothes on their back and, if they're lucky, a backpack of extra clothes and memories. Everything else is sacrificed to save themselves.
Even more heartbreaking, in the same year, 3,888 children were involved in and 20,857 were present during a domestic violence offense.
Subtracting the 1,903 who were able to flee, that leaves 1,985 and 18,934 children still witnessing the violence in their own homes.
These children will likely be the abusers and abused of tomorrow unless we intervene and stop the violence.
Help DEMi fight domestic violence for the sake of these faces.