Domestic Violence is Northwest Arkansas’s Dirty Little Secret…help us clean it up!
Your financial contribution helps us to continue to make our community a safer place for everyone! Take a stand against domestic violence and show your support by donating today!
Did you know?
An estimated 136,000 people in Northwest Arkansas will be affected by domestic violence.
10 people were killed in Arkansas in 2014 as a result of domestic violence.
1 in every 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
One in 6 women and 1 in 33 men have experienced an attempted or completed rape.
30% to 60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse children in the household.
Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults.
There is Help!
The NWA Women’s Shelter provides free emergency shelter, food and clothing to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
The NWA Women’s Shelter provides emergency services to men, women and their children that are seeking to escape an abusive situation.
In 2015, we provided 9,377 nights of safe shelter to 456 individuals.
92% of our clients leave our shelter for a safe place, independent of their abuser!
This year, NWAWS is launching our Transitional Housing Program and a Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program in Benton County high schools.
- Explore this website to learn more about our mission and the ways that we help make our community a safer place for everyone.
- Donate electronics, furniture, clothing, and other household items to the NWAWS Thrift Store.
- Speak out! Educate yourself about the signs of domestic violence and talk to your kids about healthy relationships. Click here for resources.
- Volunteer! Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form to get started.