Native family health
American Indian and Alaska Native women are battered, raped and stalked at greater rates than any other group of women in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 1 in 3 Native women will be raped and 3 in 5 Native women will be physically assaulted in their lifetimes.
FVPF made a commitment to help curb family violence among the isolated communities where American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women and children live and work. FVPF provides technical assistance and training as the clearinghouse for the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence. For this program we partnered with: Indian Health Service, Administration for Children and Families, Sacred Circle, the National Resource Center to End Violence Against Native Women, and Mending the Sacred Hoop: STOP Violence Against Women Technical Assistance Project to strengthen domestic violence prevention strategies in 15 AI/AN health care facilities throughout the U.S. Your gift will help further develop and increase the role of health care providers, as well as health care facilities, in their response to domestic violence in each of these 15 native communities. Enhancing the healthcare services in each community will provide new support to women and children living in violent homes.