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Statistics from the National Domestic Violence Hotline

The statistics on this page have been compiled from various sources.

More than 1 in 4 women

have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or

stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

Nearly 8 million women

are raped, physically assaulted, and/or stalked by a

current or former intimate partner each year.

1 in 5 women & 1 in 38 men

have experienced rape in their lifetime

In the US, an average of 3 women

are killed by a current or former intimate

partner every day.

8.5 million girls and 1.5 million boys

are sexually abused before the age of 18

Approx 26% of children

under the age of 18 are exposed to domestic

violence in their lifetime.

Empowering people to live safe, healthy, non-violent lives.

SAFE is Columbia County's only provider of confidential advocacy and emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. All of SAFE's services are free, and available to anyone affected by violence.

survivors helped with domestic violence, sexual assault & stalking
people supported
on the 24 Hour
Help Line
unduplicated individuals and their children sheltered
teens in county schools delivered prevention programming and classes

SAFE works in every community in Columbia County and serves every school district in the county with prevention programming.


Empowerment Philosophy of Advocacy:


Domestic and sexual violence are rooted in systemic oppression.


We believe everyone possesses the ability to foster healthy relationships. We value everyone’s right to self-determination regardless of their age, gender, race, color, national origin, immigration status, religion, ability, familial or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or source of income.


We offer advocacy, education, and support for our community members to live lives free from violence. We practice confidentiality, utilize trauma informed care, and strive to treat everyone with respect and dignity.

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