Its happening in epidemic proportions. And it’s everybody’s business. Did you know that…
…a person is beaten every 9 seconds?
…battering is the single largest cause of injury to women in the United States? More women are injured as a result of abuse than all of the injuries from automobile accidents, muggings, and cancer deaths combined.
…1 in 4 girls will be sexually violated before they reach 18; 1 in 3 girls during their lifetime? That’s 25% of all girls in Wisconsin”s High Schools.
…In sexual assault cases 68.1% of cases the victim knew the perpetrator, 21.5% of the perpetrator were related to the victim, and 10.3% were strangers.
You can help. You should help.
If you know that someone is being abused:
As a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or concerned citizen, please remember: Domestic Violence and sexual assault is everybody’s business.
If you are abusing someone:
End the violence by getting help. You can get help. Domestic violence happens every day. And it’s everybody’s business.
Please help put an end to this vicious crime.
If you want to learn how you can help stop the violence, please call Family Advocates at (608) 348-5995 or 1 (800) 924-2624.
|Police||911 or 935-3314|
|Family Advocates Sexual Assault Office||(608) 348-5995
1 (800) 924-2624
|Iowa County Victim Witness Coordinator||(608) 935-0338|
|Iowa County Crime Stoppers||(608) 935-9090|
|Salvation Army||1 (800) 242-7094|
|Unified Community Services||(608) 935-2776|
|Lutheran Social Services Runaway Hotline||1 (800) 924-7238|
|Iowa County Social Services||(608) 930-9801|
|Upland Hills Health||(608) 930-8000|