Posted: Jan 10, 2013 4:07 PM by MTN News
Updated: Jan 10, 2013 8:06 PM
BOZEMAN - Demand is up for domestic abuse services in Gallatin County, according to an announcement by HAVEN, a local non-profit.
Client numbers are increasing and demand for services is at a recent high, the non-profit said in a news release.
In the last quarter of 2012, HAVEN received nearly half the amount of calls it received in the entire previous fiscal year. From Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, HAVEN responded to 1,241 crisis line calls, or about 14 per day. In the previous fiscal year, HAVEN responded to a total of 2,642 calls for the entire year.
In addition, during the last quarter of 2012, the non-profit helped 282 unduplicated clients and provided 649 total nights of shelter. Also, 96 clients were provided Legal Advocacy services, and support group encompassed 18 women and 6 children. Counseling services were provided to 25 clients.
"HAVEN's increasing client numbers clearly demonstrate a growing demand for services and the need for support from our community. HAVEN is committed to reducing the incidence and minimizing the impact of domestic abuse and with the support of the Gallatin Valley will continue to offer its many services to victims of domestic abuse and their families," the news release states.
HAVEN offers services, including emergency shelter, crisis line, legal advocacy, support group, counseling and community education.