Crimes Against Women


About 1 in 4 women (25.1% or 30.0 million) in the U.S. experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime and reported some form of Intimate Partner Violence-related impact (CDC, 2015).


Over 17,000 adults in Virginia received services for Domestic Violence in 2017, and nearly 3,500 of them sought emergency shelter services. (Annual Report on Domestic and Sexual Violence in Virginia from the Office of the Attorney General, 2018).


The Avalon Center has served 1145 clients with emergency shelter and outreach as well as took 816 calls on their helpline between July 2019 and June 2020. (2020)