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2015 National Census of Domestic Violence Services

On September 16, 2015, 1,752 out of 1,894 (93%) identified domestic violence programs in the United States participated in the 2015 National Census of Domestic Violence Services. The following figures represent the information provided by 1,752 participating programs about services provided during the 24-hour survey period.

71,828 Victims Served in One Day

40,302 domestic violence victims found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing provided by local domestic violence programs.

31,526 adults and children received non-residential assistance and services, including counseling, legal advocacy, and children’s support groups.

21,332 hotline calls answered

27,708 individuals educated on domestic violence,

12,197 Unmet Requests for Services in One Day, of Which 63% (7,728) Were for Housing

Victims made more than 12,000 requests for services— including emergency shelter, housing, transportation, childcare, legal representation, and more—that could not be provided because programs did not have the resources to provide these services. In addition to housing and emergency shelter, programs reported that the service requests they could not meet were housing advocacy, legal representation, and financial assistance.

See the full report here