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 anniversary.
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
2010 Client Services Statistics
225 Clients Served Overall, compared to 208 in 2009.
2045 Telephone Call Contacts, 1833 in 2009
1431 In Person contacts, 1200 in 2009
10% of SMRC’s clients are men
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.
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 her lifetime.
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.