11th Annual Domestic Violence Counts Census

For the eleventh consecutive year, on September 14, 2016, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) conducted a one-day unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence services in the United States. This annual census documents the number of individuals who sought services in a single 24-hour period, as well as the types of services requested, the number of service requests that went unmet due to a lack of resources, and the issues and barriers that domestic violence programs face as they strive to provide services to victims of domestic violence. This report is instrumental in raising awareness about domestic violence and the incredible work that local domestic violence programs do every day.

Content of NNEDV Video:

On September 14, 2016, we conducted our annual one day 24-hour census. On a single day, here's what we found...

1,762 out of 1,910 domestic violence programs and shelters participated.

72,959 adults and children received vital, life-saving domestic violence services.

Nearly 12,000 requests for services were unmet due to a lack of resources.

Local, state, and national advocates responded to 20,239 hotline calls for help.

Over 41,000 adults and children found refuge in emergency or transitional housing. However, 7914 requests for housing went unmet due to a lack of resources.

More than 26,000 people received training on domestic violence.

Advocates from the field shared real stories of survival:

From Minnesota: "A woman and her daughter tried to flee, but all the shelters were full."

From Alabama: "We helped a survivor safety plan and get emergency resources for her family."

From North Carolina: "Her abuser threatened to take her children from her if she left."

From Pennsylvania: "We had to deny all requests for legal services due to lack of funding."

Don't let the conversation end here.

Learn more at NNEDV.org/Census.

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