San Miguel Resource Center
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Center
Our mission is to
eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault in our community through
intervention services, prevention education and social change.
The services offered by the San Miguel Resource Center (SMRC) are essential
to our community. No other local agency or program offers the valuable and often
life-saving services we provide. We are here to help our clients become aware of
what they are feeling and discover their own strength. We are dedicated to
helping clients break the cycle of violence and transition from “being a victim”
to “becoming a survivor.” We are here to provide support for change.
In 1993 we were founded as the “Tomboy House” by a group of citizens who were
concerned that the needs of domestic violence victims were not being met by
local service providers. Victims, survivors, their families and friends, and
community professionals initiated a grassroots effort that resulted in the first
victim service agency in San Miguel County. Today, we are still the only victim
service agency in our region. In 2003, we proudly celebrated our 10th
Statistics & Prevalence
Domestic violence and sexual assault occur in every segment of society
regardless of class, race, ethnicity, or culture. Domestic violence and sexual
assault affect every community, every workplace, every family and 10% of sexual assault victims in the US are men according to the National Crime of victimization Survey. Historically, SMRC statistics speak for themselves:
In 1994, we
- served 28 clients
- had 94 phone contacts
- conducted 21 in-person sessions
2011 Client Services Statistics
218 Clients Served Overall. Of these
- 148 were domestic victims
- 44 were sexual assault victims, both adult and children
- 26 were other (assault, murder, suicide, stalking, child physical abuse)
- 1817 Telephone Call Contacts
- 1421 In Person contacts
- 63 Hispanic Clients Served
- 51 West End Clients Served
- 29 adults and children safehoused for 39 nights
A recent Commonwealth Fund Report reveals that one-third of American women
report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some
point in their lives.
Statistics reveal that as many 30 to 60 percent of
children living in violent homes also suffer from abuse
Men who witness their
mother's abuse are 700 times more likely to beat their female partners. Every 37.8 seconds in America a man is battered, which is more than 830,000 men a year who fall victim to domestic violence.
percent of Americans say they know a woman who has been physically abused by her
husband or boyfriend in the past year.
At least 3 women are murdered by their
husbands and boyfriends in this country every day.
According to FBI estimates, 1 in 3 women will be sexually assaulted in
1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually assaulted before age
4 out of 5 rape victim/survivors know their attacker.
10% of sexual assault victims are men in the US.
70 percent of all
rapes involve the use of alcohol and drugs.
1 in 4 sexual assaults occur in
the victim’s home, making it the most common place for an assault to occur.
Only 16 percent of rapes are reported to law enforcement.