It is a harsh reality that nearly one in four women in the U.S will experience domestic violence in there lifetime, and even more devastating, the perpetrator will almost always be someone that they know. On most occasions violence against women occurs behind close doors, and most cases having never been reported to the police. According to The National Center on Family Homelessness, domestic violence is the third leading cause in the U.S of homelessness among families, with more than 50% of women saying that there reasoning for being homeless is because of domestic violence. However, there is a solution to this, women all around Buffalo have the opportunity to go to a “Safe Place”. Basically a Safe Place is where anyone in crisis can walk into one of the 20,000 Safe Places across the country and ask an employee for help. These locations display the yellow, diamond-shaped Safe Place sign on their location.
It is important for us to be knowledgeable about where to seek help about domestic violence or who to contact. 11.2% of all college students experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation (among all graduate and undergraduate students). Women between the ages of 18-24 are 3 times more likely to experience assault then any other age.
That means that college students are most likely to be assaulted during there ti