Monday, October 31, 2011

Issue Based Community Impact: Domestic Violence and Disabilities

As you know, the Junior League of Boca Raton is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

In order to provide the best level of help to our community, we must be knowledgeable about the issues. As such, we are always educating ourselves on issues that are affecting our community. This month, we took a closer look at domestic violence and disabilities.

Did you know...
  • One in every three women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
  • An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
  • People with disabilities constitute the nation's largest minority group, and the only group any of us can become a member of at any time.
  • Of the 69.6 million families in the United States, more than 20 million have at least one family member with a disability.

The Junior League of Boca Raton has a long history of helping organizations that address needs of domestic violence and disabilities in our community, such Horses for the Handicapped, Twin Palms Rehabilitation Center, AVDA, and more. For more information on how to get involved with the Junior League of Boca Raton, visit our website at