On average, more than 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the United States are victims of domestic violence.
One in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.
Seven in 10 survivors reported that their abuser also targeted pets.
At the heart of domestic violence is the desire to maintain power and control over another person. The dominance is indiscriminate, happening to women, men, and children within the household, regardless of sexual preferences.
If You Are A Victim
While it is not easy to leave your home, YOU CAN GET HELP — in a safe shelter, with your children and your pets. Pinellas Community Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that provide aid to domestic violence survivors.
If you are in need of a safe place
In Pinellas County, call the 24-Hour
CASA Domestic Violence Hotline:
(727) 895-4912 | TTY: (727) 828-1269
Outside of Pinellas County, call:
(800) 500-1119 | TTY: (800) 621-4202
Or visit casa-stpete.org/chat for an online chat.
The Stand Up For Change Scholarship for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Racism
You can bring systemic change and develop compassion within our educational and criminal justice systems. As a donor, you can assist survivors in attending college and pursuing a career in criminal justice.
CASA’s Stand Up For Change Scholarship Fund at PCF offers survivors the opportunity to change attitudes and understanding in our educational and criminal justice systems from the inside out. Providing pathways to education and training, survivors will bring about a more comprehensive understanding of the dynamics at play in domestic violence — and racism.