One in three women reports being physically or sexually abused by their intimate partners at some point in their lives. Every year, 1 in 3 women who is a victim of homicide is murdered by her current or former partner.  Every two minutes in the United States, someone is sexually assaulted. Nearly ten million children witness domestic violence each year.  In 2009, 111 women in Texas were killed by their former or current intimate partner. This “reported” number represented over one-third of all women killed. In Dallas alone, 26 victims were killed in 2012 as a result of domestic violence, up considerably from previous years.In most communities, recognition and understanding about domestic violence is severely deficient.

This sometimes leads to our 9-1-1 call centers, police, politicians and judicial system not taking all domestic violence claims seriously. It is often the case that victims without financial resources or education are often left trapped in their situations without their voices ever being heard or heeded. The sad reality is that physical and sexual assault will continue to happen. And, most domestic violence incidents are never reported. Also, many victims of domestic violence often feel isolated and alone.

These realities, however, should not prevent us from working to build a community that is strong enough to address this epidemic and working to reduce its occurrence.

The Mission of Deanna’s Voice is to eradicate domestic violence and its effects through educating, assisting, empowering, uplifting, and advocating for victims whose voices are often ignored.

We are working to establish a community that will listen to, and not ignore, the Voices of all survivors who are reaching out for education, assistance, and an escape from domestic violence for themselves and their children.

Every nine seconds a woman is abused, Deanna’s Voice seeks to change that but we can’t do it alone, add your voice and we can make a  louder impact.