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This webpage is focused on Woman Support Programs and Educational Information
As part of our companies ongoing commitment to helping woman in need we would like to offer important information on our website.

 Domestice Abuse and Violence towards Woman is at Unacceptable Levels.


According to Current Statistics -

  • One woman is assaulted every two minutes

  • 4 out of 10 assaults take place in the victims home

  • Nearly 2 in 3 female victims of violence were related to or knew their attacker

  • Anywhere from 1-3 million women are battered each year by their intimate partner. .

  • According to the U.S. Surgeon General, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States.

  • It is estimates that more than a million women are stalked by an intimate partner each year in the United States

  • Each day .....4 women die as a result of abuse.

  • Each day .....3 children die as a result of abuse.

  • In 2005, teenage women (ages 12-19) experience 1.5 million violent crimes; this figure includes 75,354 sexual assualt and rapes

  • Domestic violence occurs to all types of women regardless of income, age, race, education, or belief system.

  • Domestic violence is a major contributing factor to other problems including child abuse, neglect, drug & alcohol abuse, emotional problems, job-loss, homelessness, and attempted suicide.

  • Nearly one-third of American women report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives.

  • Family violence costs the nation $ 24 billion annually in medical expenses, police and court costs, shelters and foster care, sick leave, absenteeism, and non-productivity. Indirect cost raise this to $84 billion
  • and the list goes on.....
These statistics are grim reminders that domestic abuse and violence towards women and children is a real and dangerous problem for millons. We need to make every effort we can towards stopping the increasing violence and reversing the statistics. The good news is there are people and agencies in almost every community that are helping women.  People are helping each other battle this problem....one step at a time.


There are many important steps we can take to help...let's list some of these:

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, it's important to act immediately. Get away from the abuse as soon as possible. Report the Abuse to your local agency or a woman's support organization. Help is available.

Be aware of warning signs to prevent you or someone you know from becoming a victim. The actual seeds of violence are often planted long before physical abuse takes place. Remove yourself from a potential violent situation or seek help in doing so.

Learn Important Home & Personal Safety Tips to help keep you and your family safe. We have many tips and articles on our website.

Donate time, supplies, money and other resources to local organizations and shelters. They need your help. At SIMLock we donate 10% of our profits to woman's organizations...one small step to help others in need. Please contact us to find out how you can donate also.

Support Public Awareness and Education - Public awareness is essential in keeping these issues on national, state and local agendas.Violence prevention begins in our schools and our public agencies. Education is the key to opening the door to a healty and productive dialogue about domestic violence.


The National Domestic Abuse Hotline -  1-800-799-7233     http://www.thehotline.org/

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence   http://www.ncadv.org/

Family Violence Prevention Fund   http://endabuse.org/

Break the Cycle - Empowering Youth to End Domestic Violence  http://www.breakthecycle.org/

Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence  http://www.caepv.org/

National Network to End Domestic Violenchttp://www.nnedv.org/

National Sexual Violence Resource Center  http://www.nsvrc.org/

Local Organizations - Make sure and be aware of local organizations & shelters. We are not listing these here as they are too numerous. Doing a web search will help you find these many wonderful organizations. The national organizations above also have listings to many of the local groups.


Please note: This webpage is an ongoing work in progress. We are open to suggestions and additional info.
We will continue to add important organizations and information to do our part in helping stop domestic abuse and violence towards women. Please feel free to help us with this webpage and suggest helpful information to add as well as other organizations to list. You can email us your suggestions to - thesimlock@comcast.net  Thank you for your support.

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