Domestic Violence Counts Census and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day


The Domestic Violence Counts census takes count of the services and unmet needs for domestic violence around the country.

2014 Domestic Violence Counts Survey

Recently the National Network to End Domestic Violence published its annual Domestic Violence Counts survey.  The organization surveyed domestic violence programs around the country during a 24-hour period in September 2014.  You can read the full report here.  Among the national findings:

  • 36,608 people were receiving shelter or transitional housing services
  • 31,038 adults and children received services such as counseling, legal advocacy, and support groups
  • 20,845 hotline calls were answered
  • 23,506 people attended domestic abuse prevention and education trainings

The organization also broke their results down state-by-state, and published a summary for Maine.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15th, 2015

On June 15th, we recognize the significant problem of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elders.  You can participate by reaching out to an isolated elderly person in your area.

You can read more about elder abuse from the Administration on Aging.