Submitted by the Office of Rick Larsen
Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, and Rep. Ann Wagner, MO-02, introduced a bipartisan House resolution to raise awareness of domestic violence and recognize the important work of service providers who work with survivors of domestic violence.
October was National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
An estimated one in four women and one in seven men will experience domestic violence during their lifetimes. National, local and tribal service providers work directly with survivors on a variety of issues including housing, childcare, food, safety, and therapeutic services. On a single day in 2018, 74,823 victims and survivors of domestic violence received services from these service providers while 9,183 had to be turned away due to a lack of resources.
“Domestic violence is a pervasive problem regardless of class, culture, age or ethnic background,” Larsen said. “In the Second District, service providers offer wide-ranging services to all survivors of domestic violence, including those who experience traumatic abuse. I will continue to be a strong supporter of increasing federal resources for these programs to ensure when survivors come forward for help and support, it will be available and it will be safe.”
Larsen and Wagner were joined by Reps. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Gwen Moore, Brian Higgins, Nydia Velázquez, Brian Fitzpatrick, Dan Newhouse, Debbie Lesko, Bobby Rush, Andre Carson, Josh Gottheimer, Harley Rouda, Grace Meng and Jimmy Panetta in introducing the resolution.