McCartney Green

Author ~ Speaker ~ Spiritual Mentor ~ Total Life Transformation Coach

About Domestic Violence

Did you know that . . . 

•    Every 9 seconds a woman is battered in the United States.

•    Nearly 1 in 3 women experience domestic violence in their lifetime.

•    As many as 324,000 women each year experience intimate partner violence during their pregnancy.

•    The U.S. Department of Justice reported that 37 percent of all women who sought care in hospital emergency rooms for violence-related injuries were injured by a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend.

•    Studies of the Surgeon General's office reveal that domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44, more common than automobile accidents, muggings, and cancer deaths combined.

•    Young women between the ages of 16-24 in dating relationships experience the highest rate of domestic violence and sexual assault.

•    Twenty-six percent of pregnant teens reported being physically abused by their boyfriends - about half of them said the battering began or intensified after he learned of her pregnancy.

•    In the United States, researchers estimate the 40 percent to 70 percent of female murder victims were killed by their husbands or boyfriends, frequently in the context of an ongoing abusive relationship.

•    One in three teenagers report knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped, choked or physically hurt by their partner.

•    Abusive husbands harass 74 percent of employed battered women at work, either in person or over the telephone.

•    The leading cause of death in pregnant women is murder.

Get Help Now

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please make the decision to get help now.

 

National Domestic Violence    Hotline - 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

and 1-800-787-3224 (TDD)

State Hotlines:

Alabama..(205)832-4842

Alaska..(907)272-0100

Arizona.. (602)836-0858

Arkansas..(800)332-4443

California..(415)469-7637, (916)920-2952, or (213)392-9896

Colorado.. (303)573-9018 or (719)633-3819

Connecticut.. (203)524-5890

Delaware.. (302)762-6110

DC.. (202)347-2777

Florida..(800)500-1119

Georgia.. (706)543-3331, (404)524-3847 or (912)439-7094

Hawaii.. (808)595-3900 or (808)841-0822

Idaho.. (208)525-1820

Illinois.. (217)789-2830, (618)465-1978 or (708)386-4225

Indiana ..(800)334-7233

Indiana.. (800)221-6311

Illinois..(800)603-HELP or (800)603-4357

Iowa.. (800)942-0333 or (515)243-6147

Kansas.. (800)794-4624 or 316)232-2757

Kentucky ..(502)581-7222

L.A. County..(800)978-3600

Louisiana.. (504)486-0377

Maine.. (207)324-1957

Maryland.. (410)757-8300 or (301)654-1881

Massachusetts.. (800)992-2600 or (617)426-8492

Michigan..(800)99-NO ABUSE or (800)996-6228

Minnesota.. (800)289-6177 or (612)646-6177

Mississippi.. (601)435-1968

Missouri.. (800)548-2480 (314)634-4161

Montana..(800)655-7867 - 24 hours

Nebraska.. (402)463-4677

Nevada.. (800)992-5757 or (702)423-1313

New Hampshire.. (800)852-3311 or (603)352-3782

New Jersey ..(800)572-7233 or (201)881-1450

New Mexico.. (505)624-0666

New York.. (800)942-6906 (English) or (800)942-6908 (Spanish)

North Carolina.. (919)683-8628 or (702)885-7233

North Dakota ..(800)472-2911

Ohio.. (800)543-1399 or (419)422-4766

Oklahoma ..(800)522-7233

Oregon.. (503)239-4486 or (503)235-5333

Pennsylvania(eastern)..(800)642-3150

Rhode Island ..(401)723-3051, (401)723-3057 or (401)782-3990

South Carolina.. (800)273-1820 or (803)669-4694

South Dakota.. (605)698-4129

Tennessee.. (615)327-0805 or (901)664-9727

Texarkana area.. (800)876-4808 

Texas.. (800)252-5400, (713) 528-2121

Utah.. (801)753-2500

Vermont..(800)ABUSE-95..(1-800-228-7395)

Virginia..(800)838-8238

West Virginia..(800)352-6513

Washington.. (800)562-6025

Wisconsin.. (800)-333-7233

Wyoming..(307)789-7315 or (800)445-7233