Assisting Ladies In Crisis Everywhere is our mantra. A.L.I.C.E. is designed to provide spiritual, emotional, physical, financial, relational, and environmental support for women who have experienced past or present adverse circumstances. Women are the wealth of society and it is vitally important to invest in their wellness. Women are incubators who give birth to the world’s dreams and make them a reality. When the weight of adverse experiences becomes a burden to the woman, they are no longer beneficial for themselves, their families, their communities, and the world. As a result of trauma being inserted into the womb of a woman’s psyche, if the correct tools are not used properly, her birth will become breached, high-risk, and ultimately, she will abort the promise of a healthy community. A.L.I.C.E. is here to serve as a midwife in the birthing of a prosperous community. Will you partner with us and assist these ladies to eliminate these crisis’ everywhere?
"Every 9 seconds, a woman is battered in the United States"
Add Your Heading Text HeDomestic violence (also known as intimate partner violence) can be defined as a pattern of behavior where one person controls another through violence, threats of violence, verbal or emotional abuse. There are no definitive figures associated with domestic violence. They are rich and poor, male and female, all races, religions, education levels and cultures. Controlling behaviors include: physical, verbal and emotional abuse; martial or relationship rape, isolation of family or loved ones, threats, pet abuse, and property destruction. Over 3 million children are affected by witnessing some form of domestic violence every year in their homes. These children are at a far greater risk of becoming abusers or victims. They learn and grow to accept the abuse and in turn, tend to believe it’s okay to hurt or threaten another individual to get what they want.re
Whether it’s women or children, the common message perceived is the person who should love them unconditionally, is the same person they fear the most.
According to the National Center for Victims of Crime
Sexual assault is an act of forcing another person into sexual activity against his or her will. Sexual assault takes many forms, including rape or attempted rape, as well as any unwanted sexual contact. The crime includes forced sexual intercourse (rape), sodomy (oral or anal sexual acts), child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape. Sexual assault can happen to anyone of any age, gender, race, and socioeconomic background. It can happen at any time or place. Assailants may be strangers, acquaintances, friends, or family members. Perpetrators may use violence, threats, coercion, manipulation, or other forms of pressure or deception to commit sexual assault. A forcible rape occurs every 6.2 minutes within the United States.1 In 2010, the National Crime Victimization Survey reported 188,380 rapes or sexual assaults of victims age 12 and older.2 Of these crimes, only 49.6 percent were reported to law enforcement.3
Other studies on sexual assault have found:
- Nearly 1 in 5 women (18.3%) and 1 in 71 men (1.4%) have been raped at some time in their lives.4
- More than half of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance.5
- Most female victims of completed rape (79.6%) experienced their first rape before the age of 25, and 42.2% before the age of 18.6
- More than 1 in 4 male victims of completed rape (27.8%) experienced their first rape when they were 10 years of age or younger.7