Domestic Violence Resources
YogaG is one voice in domestic violence advocacy. The women and children we are privileged to serve are living in domestic violence shelters across the country. YogaG is simply a "matchmaker" between yoga instructors and shelters... We have partnered with social service agencies and experts in the field to deliver yoga instruction in the best manner possible. In addition to the information provided on our site, we hope the following resources will help you become more familiar with the issues surrounding domestic violence in the United States.
Domestic Violence Statistics
Every 9 seconds a woman is battered (Source: Family Resources, Inc.)
Each year, 3-4 million women are beaten by their husbands or partners. Domestic violence is believed to be the most common yet least reported crime in the United States. (Source: National Woman Abuse Prevention Project)
The majority of battered women have children who also are hurt both physically and emotionally by the violence in their homes. (Source: National Woman Abuse Prevention Project)
In families where woman battering occurs, the rate of child abuse or serious neglect if 1500% higher than the national average. (Source: National Woman Abuse Prevention Project)
Thank you for standing up for battered women and children!
The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.
Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services. If you or someone you know is frightened about something in your relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1â800â799âSAFE(7233) or TTY 1â800â787â3224.