Quick Facts

  • 9,641 victim requests for services

    including emergency shelter, went unmet in one day because domestic violence programs did not have the resources to provide these services, according to the National Census of Domestic Violence Services.

    This finding highlights the need for community-based, culturally relevant, language accessible and trauma-informed services and supports. Learn about the Family & Youth Services Bureau’s Specific Issues Resource Centers.

  • 3 out of 4

    survivors who used support groups, counseling, supportive services and legal advocacy from a domestic violence program rate these services “very helpful.”

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funds resource centers to inform and strengthen domestic violence intervention and prevention efforts at the individual, community, and societal levels. Meet the Domestic Violence Resource Network.

  • 19,431 children and 16,917 adults

    found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing provided by local domestic violence programs in one single day in 2013, according to the National Census of Domestic Violence Services.

    To find a shelter in your community, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

  • 66,581 victims

    were served by domestic violence programs across the country in one single day in 2013, according to the National Census of Domestic Violence Services.

    Local programs, funded by the Family & Youth Services Bureau’s Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, provide life-saving services and supports to victims of domestic violence and their children.

  • Over 10 Million Women and Men a Year

    are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Go to the National Domestic Violence Awareness Project website to learn how to get involved in your community’s efforts to end domestic violence.

  • 20 people per minute

    are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for crisis intervention, safety planning and referrals to services providers near you.

  • Pie chart: Percent of School-Aged Children Served by Regulated versus Legally Operating  (but Non-Regulated) Providers - regulated 76%, legally operating 24%

    Seventy-six percent of school-aged children are served by regulated (licensed) care providers.

  • Pie chart: Percent of School-Aged Children Served by Different Types of Providers - child home 6%, family home 24%, group home 6%, center 64%

    Sixty-four percent of all school-aged children are served by center providers.

  • Pie chart: Percent of CCDF Children Served Each Month by School Status - school aged 6 < 13 yrs 34%, all other children 66%

    Thirty-four percent of all children served by CCDF Funds are school-aged children.

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