We are powered by dedicated volunteers committed to making a difference in the lives of families in their community.
We receive and are dependent upon support from local sources: civic groups, religious groups, businesses, private citizens, and governments.
For over 32-years, Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc.
has empowered victims and their families to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing shelter and on-going support services, as well as public awareness and prevention programs.
Similarly, The South African demographic and health survey of 1998 gave results of rape prevalence at 4.0% of all women aged between 15 and 49 years in the sampled households (a survey also performed by the Medical Research Council and Department of Health).
of three South African provinces (Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, and Northern Province/Limpopo) in 1997, 6.8% of women surveyed in Mpumalanga said they had been raped during their lifetime, 5.0% of women surveyed in Northern Province had been raped, and 4.5% of women in Eastern Cape had been raped.
The South African Crime Survey 2003 highlights the regional differences of citizens' perceptions and fears.
Surveying what type of crime respondents thought occurred most in their area of residence, 14.6% of Northern Cape respondents reported that they believed rape to be the most prevalent type of crime.
A woman being raped over the age of 25 has a one in four chance that her attacker is HIV positive and more women than men are affected from HIV/AIDS.Income is also generated locally by the agency’s operation of the Vintage Values Resale Shops.Our agency is a non-discriminatory, equal opportunity agency, partially supported by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, the North Carolina Council for Women, and the Governor’s Crime Commission.The largest increase in attacks was against children under seven.A trade union report said a child was being raped in South Africa every three minutes.