This page contains resources regarding the victimization of women.
The Fremont County Alliance Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Riverton Office: 510 E. Washington St. Riverton, WY
Mon.-Fri. 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Lander Office: 450 N. 2nd St. Basement Office Lander, WY
M/W/Th/Fri 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Dubois Office: 712 Meckem St. Dubois, WY
Open Every Friday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm or by appt.
24HR CRISIS LINE: (307)856-4734 or TOLL-FREE 1-888-873-5208
ILLUSTRATION OF THE PROBLEM:
The lifetime prevalence of physical violence by an intimate partner was an estimated 31.5% among women.
An estimated 51.7% of American Indian/Alaska Native women will be victims of domestic violence in thir lifetimes.
The rate of violent victimization for Native Americans was more than twice the rate for the Nation (124 versus 50 per 1,000 persons age 12 and older).
One in 4 women (22.3%) have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner.
One in 6 women (15.2%) have been stalked during their lifetime
Every 9 seconds a woman is beaten or assaulted in this country.
Most female victims of completed rape (78.7%) experienced their first rape before the age of 25 and almost half (40.4%) experienced their first rape before age 18 (28.3% between 11 and 17 years old and 12.1% at or before the age of 10)
About 35% of women who were raped as minors also were raped as adults compared to 14% of women without an early rape history.
The cost of domestic violence is $8.3 billion dollars annually.
8.0 million work days are lost each year as a result of domestic violence nationally.
*IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER CALL 911*
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Free Online Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Free, online, searchable database of domestic violence shelter programs nationally
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Dating Abuse Helpline
National Child Abuse Hotline/Childhelp
National Sexual Assault Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Center for Victims of Crime
Women of Color Network
Casa de Esperanza
Linea de crisis 24-horas/24-hour crisis line
National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
Indigenous Women’s Network
LOCAL NUMBERS BROKEN DOWN
Our county has a population of 40, 703 (20,351.5 women/20,351.5 men) according to the most recent Census data which means:
6,716 women in this county have been victims of domestic violence.
45% of these women have been sexually assaulted by their partners
Women who are sexually abused by intimate partners report more risk factors for intimate partner homicides than non-sexually abused women.
1,526 children will witness domestic violence in their homes.
**The most important thing to remember is that there is help available if you are in a domestic violence relationship. You are not alone. You have options. We believe you and are here to help you. Come in for free and confidential services at any of our three locations.**