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It is The Hopes and Dreams program mission to help stop the cycle of abuse!

Domestic violence impacts not only the victim, but the victims family, the victims work, the environment, and future generations of the victim. 


Between 7 million and 15.5 million American children witness domestic violence annually, usually causing emotional and behavioral issues, self esteem problems, nightmares,

and aggression.  


Studies show that children who witness the abuse are more likely to perpetuate the cycle of abuse in their own relationships.


Teens report being harassed electronically.

Every 6 hours a women is battered to death!

Every 9 seconds a women is battered. Usully the abuser is someone close to her.



of domestic violence cases expose their

children to abuse. These children are more likely to attempt

suicide, run away from home, engage in teenage prostitution,

and use and abuse drugs.