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For the 11th annual year, on September 14, 2016 the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) conducted a one-day unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence service in the United States. This census documents the number of individuals who sought services in a single 24-hour period.
On that day in North Dakota there were 25 unmet requests for services of which 80% (20) were for housing. Programs reported, that in addition to housing and emergency shelter, services they were unable to provide were legal advocacy, transportation, and childcare.
“The demand for services remains steady. The need for safe, accessible emergency and long shelter for victims and their children has and will continue to be our priority. Without that many victims are left with two choices homelessness or staying in the violent relationship.” said Janelle Moos, CAWS North Dakota’s Executive Director.
In North Dakota 309 victims were served on this day. A total of 121 domestic violence victims found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing provided by local domestic violence programs. There were 181 adults and children who received non-residential assistance and services, including counseling, legal advocacy and children’s support groups, as well as 145 hotline calls answered.
For more information about these statistics or the complete count, go to nnedv.org/census. #DVCensus ...
CAWS North Dakota
525 N. 4th St. Bismarck, ND 58501
Tel - 701-255-6240
CAWS North Dakota is a nonprofit membership organization representing the 20 domestic violence and sexual assault crisis intervention centers throughout the state. It is our mission to provide leadership and support in the identification, intervention and prevention of sexual and domestic violence.