commits to take care of the foundation through:
Careful use of all assets of the foundation including facility, people, and good will; to make decisions in the best
interests of the foundation and those it serves; and to act in compliance with the law and
ethical practice to advance the foundation’s mission and goals.
85% of domestic violence
Victims are women.
36% of women between the age of 18 to 24
of age experience domestic violence
for the first time
4 out of every 10
Latinas are abused
70% of gay couples will experience
some form of domestic violence
These individuals are the victims of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
The Cycle of Abuse
is intergenerational. It not only repeats itself in an abusive relationship, it also repeats itself by emerging later in the relationships of people who experienced and witnessed violence in the home as they grew up.
Minor incidents of physical/emotional abuse. Victim feels growing tension. Victim tries to control situation to avoid violence. “Walking on eggshells.” Victim cannot control abuser. Longest phase.
Abuser sorry and apologetic. Abuser makes promises. “Hearts and flowers.” Idealized and romantic. These phase often disappears with time.
Minimizing the abuse
or acting as if it did not happen
Denial Keeps the cycle going.
Perpetrators, victims, and
society at large minimize
violence in relationships.
The actual abuse: Physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, financial, etc.