In the United States, domestic violence is a serious problem. For too many men, women, and children, abuse can go on for years, with little recourse. Many nonprofits, as well as state, local, and federal agencies, offer programs to help victims of domestic violence and prevent further violence.
However, sometimes it can be difficult to find funding for these programs. This is where grants may come into play. GrantWatch.com has an entire category for domestic violence grants for nonprofits and individuals.
Victims of domestic violence can experience mental health, substance abuse, housing, and employment challenges as a result of their situation. GrantWatch recognizes how crucial it is to address domestic violence and spread awareness about the issue. Below, GrantWatch is sharing some alarming statistics, as well as 10 grants to help prevent domestic violence and provide resources to victims.
Facts About Domestic Violence In the United States:
- Every minute, 20 people face abuse by an intimate partner, equating to over 10 million people a year.
- 1 in 7 women and 1 in 25 men have been injured by an intimate partner.
- Almost every day, domestic violence hotlines receive more than 20,000 phone calls nationwide.
- 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime.
10 Grants To Help Prevent Domestic Violence
- Grants are available to USA nonprofit coalitions to support victims of domestic violence.
- Funding is available to promote awareness of domestic violence, dating violence, and family violence, and to provide supportive services to victims.
- In addition, grants of up to $1,000 are available to nonprofit shelters that provide housing for victims of domestic violence and their pets.
- Grants of up to $60,000 are available to domestic violence and animal organizations to ensure accommodations for pets of domestic violence survivors.
- Additionally, grants are available to nonprofits and IHEs for projects addressing national issues in the field of women’s safety.
- Funding is available to improve services for families that have experienced domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual assault, or child sexual abuse.
- Grants are also open to increase the availability of legal services for individuals who have been affected by gender-based violence
- There are opportunities for USA domestic violence shelters in eligible states to receive gifts for child residents.
- California nonprofit organizations can apply for grants to provide legal services to survivors of relationship violence.
- Financial assistance is also available to Wisconsin residents fleeing domestic violence in eligible locations to defray rent costs
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