We need your help!
Please help us create a new beginning – and a life full of joy
for victims of domestic violence.
Domestic violence affects one out of every four women and girls in the United States. In Texas, more than 3 million women will face some form of domestic abuse or violence in her lifetime. According to the Texas Council on Family Violence, the following statistics were reported for 2012:
- Women Killed: 114
- Family violence incidents: 188,992 – An average of more than 517 incidents per day in Texas alone.
- Adults sheltered: 11,994
- Children sheltered: 14,534
According to a recent study released by the Children’s Defense Fund, The State of America’s Children 2014, of the 62,551 children who were victims of maltreatment in Texas (reported cases), 19 percent were physical abuse. More than 11,885 children suffered physical abuse in Texas alone in 2012.
Sadly, the numbers are trending upward. In its report for 2013, released in October 2014, the Texas Council on Family Violence reported 119 women killed in 2013 and Dallas County was the deadliest place for women in Texas last year. Dallas County has the highest per capita female murder rate in the state with 20 homicides in 2013 compared to 9 in the previous year.
We need your help to combat this epidemic. With your support, New Beginning Center programs will continue to serve the needs of our families today as we continue to educate the community and strive to prevent abuse and family violence.