HER VOICE

 

advocating for female victims

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Our Mission

Her Voice Foundation is a non-profit foundation that works to provide victim / survivor advocacy services for female victims of violent crime across the United States.

We are committed to assisting victims and survivors of domestic & dating violence, sex crimes, hate crimes, assault & battery and all other violent crimes against women. The primary goal of our program is to offer support, information and direction for those women in need. Surviving a crime is the first of many feats a victim will contend with. They will then need to survive the months and years following the crime. They often times are struggling to cope with terror, grief, anger, confusion, depression and even guilt. On top of the emotional and mental trauma they are coping with they now must also navigate the legal system. Many do not know the first step to take and where to turn when attempting to seek justice through our legal system — that is where we come in.

Our hope and desire is to not create new systems, or to work parallel to our law enforcement community and existing organizations, but to establish and cultivate relationships where we can work together towards a mutual goal that gives victims the ability to NOT be classified as a victim, but instead, a SURVIVOR, that goes on to live a strong and empowered life. 

What We Do

emotional support

We provide emotional support to victims, we help to educate victims on the various types of emotional support options available. We then connect victims with the programs that will help them cope and heal from their trauma.

legal counsel

We assist victims in understanding their legal rights and protections, providing information on the criminal justice process and helping victims to understand the legal proceedings that involve their case.

immediate needs

We want to ensure that that victims feel as safe and secure as possible following their trauma. We help victims to secure medical attention, housing, clothing, transportation, meals, toiletries and emergency cash. 

medical care

We work to ensure that victims are provided with all aspects of medical care to fit their trauma from emergency to follow-up appointments.

%

OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS ARE FEMALE

 More than four out of every five trafficked women and nearly three out of every four trafficked girls are trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

women have experienced physical violence by an intimate partner

This includes severe intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence, beating, burning, strangling, slapping, shoving, etc. 

%

OF FEMALES EXPERIENCED THEIR FIRST RAPE BEFORE THE AGE OF 25

40.4% of these females experienced before age 18, 28.3% between 11 and 17 years old and 12.1% at or before the age of 10.

million women have been stalked

60.8% of female stalking victims reported being stalked by a current or former intimate partner.

%

of intimate partner murder suicides are female

A murdersuicide is an act in which an individual kills one or more people before (or while) killing themself.

phone calls daily are made to domestic violence hotlines nationwide

The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%

women have been raped

46.7% of female victims of rape in the United States were raped by an acquaintance. 45.4% of female rape victims were raped by an intimate partner.

10 million adults experience domestic violence annually

Because domestic violence is a pattern, many experience repeated acts of abuse annually. 

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