On RAINN’s website, we have tried to select the most reliable source of statistics for each topic.The primary data source we use is the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which is an annual study conducted by the Justice Department.Options is the domestic violence, rape and sexual assault shelter, education and advocacy center in Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina. is a small non-profit advocacy center that provides empowerment services and emergency shelter to Burke County families in crisis.We support victims of domestic and sexual violence as they become empowered to make life decisions and break the cycles of abuse and economic dependence.Statistics are presented for educational purposes only.Each statistic includes a footnote citation for the original source, where you can find information about the methodology and a definition of terms.Our community education curriculum is varied and may be amended to fit the need of any local group, organization, or classroom.
When assembling these statistics, we have generally retained the wording used by the authors.
Options opened the Cliffhaven Shelter for battered women in 1990, and in 2002 expanded to a new facility. is to inform and educate the citizens of Burke County, while offering support and services to the victims of domestic violence and violent crimes.
This is accomplished by providing sanctuary and compassionate services that promote empowerment, prevention, healing and recovery.
Explore the tabs below to learn a few of the common types of abuse so you can better identify them.
Experiencing even one or two of these warning signs in a relationship is a red flag that abuse may be present.