THE ELLA WADE-BEER FOUNDATION
We strive to bring awareness to domestic violence.
The Ella Wade-Beer Foundation’s mission is to assist women and children who are victims of domestic violence, including emotional, economic, sexual and physical abuse. The agency provides emergency funding as available, emotional support, and educational information and services focused on safety, empowerment, and self-sufficiency. Through community partnerships, the Ella Wade-Beer Foundation raises awareness, provides services, and educates community members about domestic violence.
“The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse”
What is domestic violence?
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one inmate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional or psychological abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence varies dramatically.
Why it matters
Domestic violence is prevalent in every community and affects all people regardless of age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality.
Domestic Violence and its effects
Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten
1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner
Domestic violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.
DV is most common in women between the ages of 18-24
Domestic violence hotlines receive approximately 20,800 calls daily
The cost of domestic violence exceeds $8.3 billion annually
Between 21-60% of victims of domestic violence lose their jobs
Victims of domestic violence miss a total of 8 million days of work each year
Only 34% of victims receive medical care for their injuries