Domestic violence can happen to anyone. Men, women, and children across the United States suffer emotional, physical, and sexual abuse at the hands of their partners and parents every day. No matter your ethnicity, education level, or income, you can be at risk for domestic violence—and it is never okay.
Emergency shelters can provide the physical security, emotional support, and logistical assistance you need to permanently break away from your abusive situation. This infographic shows the incidence of domestic violence both nationwide and in Central Florida. It also lists resources that can help. If you or a loved one is experiencing domestic violence, please don’t wait to call one of the listed shelter numbers. It could mean the difference between life and death.