In 2018, nearly 700,000 children were abused - the equivalent to 10 packed football stadiums. Child abuse takes away five lives everyday. Stuck in these unsafe homes, children often normalize their treatment as a way to protect themselves from the pain. We're here to show them that neglect and violence is not the norm and they're not alone.
Nearly two thirds of people in treatment for drug abuse were abused or neglected as children. Abuse is a vicious cycle, but it can be stopped. We aim to empower the young adults to not only learn that this behavior isn't what they deserve, but that they can take action against it. Even if they don't feel safe enough to legally report the issue, we still want them to know that there is a community they can reach out to and understands where they're coming from.
If you feel like you're unsafe or uncomfortable in your own home, please utilize our chatbot to see what resources are available to you or look at our map to see where you can go to get help. If you want to learn more about other people in your position, check out our blog. If you want to talk to others in your position, look at our forum to talk to people who know what you're going through.
So many of the resources online are directed towards parents and other adults, but not the kids. When the person you grew up looking to is the one who's treating you badly, how can you break the cycle?What Others Are Saying >>
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Abuse can present itself in ways that you never realized, especially if you grew up with it everyday. If you feel unsafe in your own home, check to see if you're in a toxic environment.
Abuse doesn't mean that there's nowhere left to go. The first step is researching resources just like these to help you learn what action you can take to empower yourself.
Nearly 700,000 children were abused in 2018. However, 2.9 million cases of child abuse are reported in the United States annually.