Though they seldom report it, men and boys are also victimized by domestic abuse and sexual violence – and it's just as damaging and debilitating as violence against women.
In a society where statistics drive funding, fewer reported incidences of violence against men translates into fewer services available for men.
Unfortunately, limited federal funding keeps many agencies, including Family Violence Project, from providing housing or shelter services for male victims of abuse except in limited emergency situations.
But we do care – and we do provide helpline support, court advocacy services, and specialized support groups for men who need them.
We also welcome any community groups or individuals who want to find ways to address the issue of violence against men. We'll work with you every step of the way, from finding meeting space to creating an effective outreach program.