Artemis Center provides support and information for victims of domestic violence and their children. They currently have a need for responsible, caring, and reliable babysitters for Thursday Nights. Babysitting services are provided so clients can attend support group worry-free knowing their child is having a blast from 5:45 – 7:45 PM. All volunteers working with children are subject to a criminal background check. For more information contact Sarah @ 937-461-5091
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is an epidemic-affecting people in every community, regardless of age, economic status, nationality or educational background. Violence against women is often accompanied by emotional abuse and controlling behavior, and thus is part of a systemic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence results in physical injury, psychological trauma, and sometimes death. The consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and truly last a lifetime.
- 85 -95% of all domestic violence victims are female
- About 1 out of 4 women will be abused by a partner in her lifetime.
- Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44 in the US; more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined
- A woman is beaten by her husband or partner every 15 seconds in the US
- Police report that between 40% and 60% of the calls they receive are domestic violence disputes
- 50% of all homeless women and children in this country are fleeing domestic violence
- The health-related costs of rape, physical assault, stalking and homicide by intimate partners exceed $5.8 billion each year
- In the US, more than 1200 women are killed each year by their intimate partner
In addition to helping people in crisis, Artemis has become a community resource for creating a coordinated response to domesticviolence. Because all systems must work together to protect victims and hold batterers accountable, Artemis and the YWCA joined together to form The Family Violence Collaborative in 1993. This Collaborative has brought together law enforcement, criminal justice, child protection and health care professionals to develop protocols of response.
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