- In Arizona one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime
- 85% of Domestic Violence victims are women
- Most cases of Domestic Violence are never reported to the police
- Every 44 minutes one or more children witness Domestic Violence
- Up to 60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse their children
Children coping with family violence and living in violent homes statistically are prone to school dropout, teen pregnancy, being abused or being an abuser, runaways, substance abuse, sexual assaults, date rape violence at school and food addictions. Providing love, care and education for these children is the starting point for their success in a non-violent upbringing.
“I escaped a 12 year relationship after being sexually abused for a month at gunpoint. I waited till he went out with friends and gathered up with my 5 kids and left with family and a friend. I recently found out I am pregnant again and was referred to Maria at FANS Across America by Winged Hope Domestic Violence Advocates. FANS was extremely helpful and very sympathetic. Maria really did everything to accommodate myself and my kids. I’ll forever be thankful.”
Domestic Violence / Sexual Trauma Victim
FANS assists these homeless victims through shelters and group homes by providing infant through adult clothing, living essentials, school supplies, backpacks and holiday gifts for the kids residing in the shelter or group home on Christmas day. FANS also coordinates with shelter case workers when a victim and her child(ren) are transitioned to temporary or permanent housing. FANS provides necessary household items, personal and dental hygiene items, hair care products, towels, bedding, and other available items necessary to start a new life.
Fans relies on the generosity of individuals, employee drives, corporate support, civic organizations and fundraisers to acquire the essential items we provide for the victims and children we assist.
“We just arrived in Chandler and we are staying at My Sisters Place Shelter. I escaped a very abusive relationship and I had to leave almost everything behind of mine and my son and daughter. My Sisters Place arranged for me to go to FANS for assistance. FANS helped me out with a new fresh start with clothes, shoes, school supplies and many other things for me and my daughter and son. I really appreciate this help of generosity from FANS. I will always treasure this great and nice experience and hope your association can expand all over for people like me in need. God Bless“
Domestic Violence Victim