2017 River Valley Shelter for Battered Women & Children, Inc.

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Our Shelter

OUR SHELTER HAS HELPED OVER 4500 VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT AND STALKING

OUR SHELTER

Emergency shelter is available to women and children fleeing domestic violence. Many families arrive tired, hungry, hurt and traumatized with nothing but the clothes they are wearing. RVSBWC provides food, clothing, linens and hygiene items at no cost. We rely on the generosity of donations from individuals, churches and other community groups for these supplies.

Our shelter is a house with several bedrooms and two bathrooms.  The kitchen, living area, laundry room and bathrooms are communal.  We have 4 bedrooms, each with 2 full size beds in them.  We accept unaccompanied victims over the age of 18 and victims and their children (in school).  We have a huge backyard with a play set and deck.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of intimate partner violence.

Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.

72% of all murder-suicides involved an intimate partner; 94% of these were female.

What is domestic violence?  Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault,battery, sexual assault and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another.  It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats and emotional abuse.  The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically.