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Serving Walworth and Jefferson Counties from offices in Whitewater, Jefferson & Elkhorn.
New Beginning Advocates/Counselors provided FREE, professional support services to 1189 abused and assaulted survivors in 2022. We provided 143 awareness/educational facilitations.
Every 68 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted and every 9 minutes, that victim is a child. 55% of assaults occur at or near the victim's home. Sexual assault is the most under reported crime in our country. (RAINN 2022)
As of November 15th, 2022, at least 76 WI lives have been lost due to domestic violence. That's one person killed every 4.2 days. In the past 20 years, 80-90% of homicides were DV related. WI is the 8th leading state in the U.S. where men killed women in an interpersonal relationship. 52% of victims were in their 30s and 67% were killed with firearms. (NNEDV & DOJ 2022)
2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
62 homicides 47 homicides 72 homicides 68 homicides 80 homicides
In 2021, it is estimated a total of 16,554 individuals in the US contacted the National Human Trafficking Hotline and were victims of Human Trafficking. 10% were trafficked through Escort services. 33% were recruited by family or caregiver and 13% of the recruitment locations were via internet or dating service. (Polaris 2022)
Approximately 13.5 million people are stalked in a 1 year period. 18-24 year olds experience the highest rate of stalking. 40% of stalkers are current or former partners. 1 in 3 women and 1in 6 men experience stalking at some point in their life. (NSAM 2022)
Nationwide, 81% of women and 43% of men reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment and/or assault in their lifetime. Among men, 25% had been street harassed (a higher percentage of LGBT-identified men than heterosexual men reported this) and their most common form of harassment was homophobic or transphobic slurs (9%).
To provide supportive services and advocacy for all primary and secondary victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, harassment and human trafficking. We educate the community about these critical issues and promote a coordinated community response with our partners.
To provide needed services to victims of violent crimes.
To educate the community and heighten awareness in regards to recognizing incidents and causes of abuse.
To promote & coordinate existing support services available in our community.
To offer safe emergency housing options for our clients in the counties we serve.
20 N Church Street
Elkhorn, WI 53121
143 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190