Access to education is a basic human right. Providing access to information is designed for anyone in the community who wants to learn about domestic violence and is free of charge. Have an event coming up in the community? Contact us!
The effects of abuse can tear down your self esteem and make the future seem impossible. We realize that sometimes having a listening ear can go a long way. Our certified life coaches offer mentoring services to survivors of domestic violence. Additionally, our 24-Hour hotline provides listening support, safety planning and information for referral services.
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Domestic violence is the #1 cause of homeless females. Statistics indicate that more than 25% of women in emergency and transitional homes or shelters were victims of domestic violence. Federal legislation mandates a maximum of 45 days in an emergency shelter, many women leave the shelters with nowhere to turn. Unfortunately, many of these women return to their abusers for this very reason.
Lack of transitional housing is one of many disparities in Broward county. Lady Be Free has a goal to expand its current service offerings toward the purchase of a transitional facility. This residence would serve as a residence to homeless survivors of domestic violence exiting a shelter environment for up to 24 months. While you can volunteer with us directly, there's much you can do on your own. Contact us to learn more about opportunities and ideas for donating, fundraising, hosting events, and involving your church, school or organization. We canot do this alone - let's work toether to end domestic violence.
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by securing shelter for a survivor
In 2016, 105,668 crimes of domestic violence were reported to Florida law enforcement agencies resulting in 63,193 arrests. During fiscal year 2015-2016, Florida's certified domestic violence centers provided 600,621 nights of emergency shelter to 16,362 survivors of domestic violence and their children. Advocates created 113,907 tailored safety plans, provided a total of 412,454 hours of advocacy and counseling services, and received 122,999 domestic violence hotline calls from individual seeking emergency services, information, and safety planning assistance.
Many more survivors of domestic violence are not reporting their abusers to the police or accessing services at domestic violence services due to reasons such as shame, fear, or being prevented from doing so by their abusers. For this reason, we may never know the true extent of abuse in our country, county or state.
Freedom is your Choice