We believe that ALL survivors deserve to be safe and live free from violence and we continue to advocate for equal access to safety and resources for ALL survivors. This Pride Month, we stand with the Kodiak LGBTQ Community and uphold our commitment to end gender, sexual orientation, and transgender-based types of violence.
9 Quick Statistics about Domestic Violence and the LGBTQ Community
43.8% of lesbianwomen and 61.1% of bisexualwomen have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime, as opposed to 35% of heterosexual women.
26% of gaymen and 37.3% of bisexualmen have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, in comparison to 29% of heterosexual men.
In a study of malesamesexrelationships, only 26% of men called the police for assistance after experiencing near-lethal violence.
Courtesy of National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Tuesday, June 15th
Elder abuse can happen anywhere. There are no boundaries of status or background; both men and women are abused. Risk factors include mental health, dementia, and substance abuse of both victims and abusers. Isolation can also be a risk factor.
Alaska Adult Protective Services (APS) has extensive resources and information for keeping our community’s elders and
vulnerable adults in safe and healthy environments. In the spirit of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day let us take a few minutes to learn or review how to recognize the special and unique ways that elders and vulnerable adults can experience harm and how everyone can get involved to help.
Join us in wishing all our fabulous Kodiak Dads out there a wonderful Father's Day.
We are here to support victims, their families, and the community in every way we can and KWRCC continues to provide all of our domestic violence and sexual assault services. Our shelter, offices and Donation Room remain open for those in need of assistance.
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