October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men will experience some form of physical violence in their lifetime by an intimate partner. These numbers are shocking but, more than that, they are proof that something needs to be done.

What Can You Do?

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which kicks off in October, it is important that we take the time to talk about what can be done to help support victims of violence. Currently, there are many ways to observe the month and make a difference in your community.

Here are just a few ways you can take part in Domestic Violence Awareness Month:

  1. Educate yourself and take the time to learn about the seriousness of this issue.
  2. Wear purple — the color for the Month.
  3. Have a conversation with your kids about healthy relationships.
  4. Host a drive for clothes, paper goods, and toiletries, to donate to a shelter.
  5. Invite a guest speaker to talk to your community about domestic violence.

GrantWatch is also honoring the month by sharing several grants that are available for organizations that help domestic violence victims.

In many domestic violence cases, there are a number of factors that keep the person who is suffering from abuse from leaving their abuser. As a result, it is that much more crucial that nonprofits and groups have the funding they need to work with these victims.

Organizations often offer workers extensive training to help give these people the resources they need to finally leave and get help. They have the education and the knowledge to handle the situation in the best possible way. Without these organizations, many victims would never find a way out of their current situation.

Grants for Organizations that Help Victims of Violence

  1. Grants are available to USA nonprofit shelters to accommodate the pets of domestic violence victims. Funding is for operational support or capital improvements specifically related to the maintenance and housing of pets.
  2. There are also grants open to public agencies and nonprofits for programs to deliver services related to domestic, family, and dating violence. 
  3. USA tribes and nonprofits can apply for grants for domestic and dating violence and victim services.
  4. Additionally, grants are available to USA, Canada, and International IHE students and faculty for research related to the safety of children and youth.
  5. Funding is also available to USA nonprofit coalitions to support victims of domestic violence.

Additional Statistics Regarding Domestic Violence

  • In the United States, almost 20 people per minute will face intimate partner violence. Over the span of a year, this is the equivalent of 10 million people in the United States alone.
  • 1 in 15 children witness intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.
  • On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls are placed to D hotlines nationwide.
  • Between 21% and 60% of victims of intimate partner violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from the abuse.

GrantNews Notes:

Are you looking for more grants like this? GrantWatch features an entire category of grants specifically to help fund projects and initiatives to mitigate the impact of domestic violence. These grants can help provide funding to organizations and shelters that are essential to helping survivors rebuild their lives.

Give your organization the gift of GrantWatch this fall! If you sign up to be paid subscriber, you will have access to more than 8,000 grants for nonprofits, small businesses, and individuals. This includes full eligibility criteria, contact information for grant funders, and application links.

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