Posted on October 1, 2023
Help create a world where domestic violence no longer exists
Note from the CREDO Mobile team: This October, the National Network to End Domestic Violence is among three amazing groups that will receive a share of our monthly grant. Funding from the CREDO Mobile community will help NNEDV address the complex causes and far-reaching consequences of domestic violence.
Read this important blog post about NNEDV’s critical work, then click here to visit CREDODonations.com and cast your vote to help send funding to NNEDV to support its efforts—and the efforts of our other outstanding October grantees.
Domestic violence is devastating. According to the CDC, about 47% of women and 44% of men in the U.S. have experienced violence from a partner during their lives. Worse, domestic violence disproportionately impacts people already experiencing discrimination and challenges, including members of the LGBTQ+ community, People of Color, people with disabilities, immigrants and refugees, older people, and people living on limited incomes.
Domestic violence isn’t only physical violence, either. It’s a pattern of coercive, controlling behavior that can also include emotional, verbal, sexual, and financial harm. It can be hard to identify and even harder to escape, especially for victims and survivors who don’t have the support or resources they need. There is no one solution to end domestic violence, but at the National Network to End Domestic Violence we believe that, working together across different sectors and from all different angles, we can create a world where domestic violence no longer exists.
Working to end domestic violence for over 30 years
NNEDV was formed in 1990, when a small group of domestic violence victim advocates came together to promote federal legislation related to domestic violence. In 1994, we led efforts to pass the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), authored by then-Senator Joe Biden. The historic law was the first federal legislation to strengthen the government’s response to crimes perpetrated against victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.
Today, NNEDV works to make domestic violence a national priority, change the way communities respond to domestic violence, and strengthen efforts against domestic violence at every level of government.
As the membership organization of the 56 state and U.S. territorial domestic violence coalitions, NNEDV’s work with our membership and the almost 2,000 local domestic violence programs they represent informs all of our initiatives. Our direct connection with victims and advocates gives us a unique understanding of survivors’ safety needs, their pathways toward freedom, and the resources they need to live an economically sustainable and independent life.
Wide-ranging programs to support victims
When you support NNEDV, you strengthen our work across multiple disciplines including:
- Advocacy work to serve as a strong voice for the ongoing and emerging needs of domestic violence victims, as well as advocacy programs on Capitol Hill and within the White House administration.
- Responding to technology abuse, supporting survivors in their use of tech, and harnessing tech to improve services through the Safety Net project.
- Domestic violence program and coalition capacity-building.
- Supporting transitional housing programs across the country and advocating for improved housing-related policies.
- Addressing the intersection of domestic violence and HIV/AIDS.
- Economic justice initiatives to strengthens advocates’ financial expertise to help domestic violence survivors move from short-term safety to long-term security.
- The one-of-a-kind Independence Project providing credit-building microloans to survivors of financial abuse.
- The annual Domestic Violence Counts Report, which informs local and national policy decisions by providing a snapshot of the services people received, requested, and were turned away from because programs lacked resources.
- The WomensLaw Email Hotline and WomensLaw.org, which provide free, plain-language legal information and support in both English and Spanish for survivors, their advocates, and their loved ones.
Your support makes our work possible, whether we’re organizing against dangerous court rulings that allow abusers to own guns, raising awareness during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, monitoring the ongoing impacts of abortion restrictions on survivors, or supporting our field team in the work they do each and every day to improve outcomes for survivors, their families, and their communities.
As one WomensLaw Email Hotline user shared recently with us, “Thank you so much. You have given me the support and direction I needed to keep going.”
Your vote through CREDO Mobile is a vote in support of a world where domestic violence no longer exists. Thank you. To learn more, visit NNEDV.org, sign up for our emails, or follow us on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter/X.