New Hampshire Participates in
24-Hour Snapshot Survey
224 domestic violence victims were served in just one day.
On September 15, 2011, the member programs of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence participated in the 2011 National Census of Domestic Violence Services. This annual survey is coordinated by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV).
In New Hampshire in one 24-hour period:
- 130 domestic violence victims found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing provided by one of our member programs.
- 40 hotline calls were answered.
- 94 adults and children received non-residential assistance and services, including individual counseling, legal advocacy, and children's support groups.
Shelters and programs continue to find a way to help even as tough economic times have forced many shelters to reduce staff and the number of services offered. Unfortunately there were 5 unmet requests for services, not surprisingly 4 of those requests were for housing. Full shelters and competition for affordable housing continue to present challenges for survivors.
To learn more about the 2011 National Census of Domestic Violence Services visit www.nnedv.org/census