Dock Ellis Foundation Inc is raising money to help prevent Domestic Violence Fatalities and Violence related trauma in children. Our organization will be opening an undisclosed safe house in Nevada. This home to help victims who are looking to flee their abuser immediately. We provide immediate ... Read More
Dock Ellis Foundation Inc is raising money to help prevent Domestic Violence Fatalities and Violence related trauma in children. Our organization will be opening an undisclosed safe house in Nevada. This home to help victims who are looking to flee their abuser immediately. We provide immediate assistance to victims of domestic violence and put them on the path to independence our program is specifically designed for women and children escaping domestic abuse. Our Advocates provides everything from health referrals, counseling, and transportation to NA/AA meetings, parenting classes, employment assistance, and permanent housing placement. We also offer children an opportunity to have their own Child Advocate. The location of the facility is kept private for the safety of our clients. We provide help, assistance, guidance, and support to help victims become survivors.
Violence has been a problem that has long plagued Nevada. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Nevada consistently ranks 1st in the nation for domestic violence fatalities. Last week, a 4-year-old boy was killed, and his mother critically injured in a murder-suicide that stunned the community. The week before that, a man, woman, and infant were shot dead in another murder-suicide.
Domestic abuse, which includes emotional and verbal abuse, is all around us, and the number of occasions it rises to physical violence is stunning. Metro Police fielded over 60,000 calls last year from people saying they were being assailed by someone in their household. The actual number of victims is likely much higher still because many are too scared or ashamed to admit they’ve been abused.
2017 Nevada ranked second worst for domestic violence
We need the Help from others to change these Numbers
The Dock Ellis Foundation is dedicated to providing 24 hours, 7 days a week assistance to victims. However, without funding, donations or sponsorship is impossible, in 2017 Nevada lost a total of
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN NEVADA
•Nevada consistently ranks 1st in the nation for domestic violence fatalities.
•In 2014, Nevada domestic violence services were contacted 65,026 times.
•A Nevada woman’s chances of being assaulted by her partner at home are higher than the risk a police officer faces of being assaulted on the job.
•Domestic violence reports to law enforcement increased from 11,160 in 1994 to 26,162 in 2008. Many other domestic violence incidents went unreported.
•An estimated 24.4% of Nevada women will experience stalking in their lifetime.
The Toll on Children
The shootings had an enormous impact on children, whether or not they were physically injured. Nearly half of the perpetrators killed a partner with whom they had a child (46 percent); in 67 percent of those cases, the shooter subsequently killed him or herself, leaving their children parentless. Three children were shot during these domestic violence gun homicides, of whom two died. Another child was killed when she was stabbed during the incident. At least 20 other children witnessed or were present for the shootings. Some discovered the body of a parent or relative, others witnessed them die, and one attempted CPR on his dying mother.
Childhood exposure to domestic violence has been linked with problems including depression, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder — and these cases clearly illustrate that connection. In court documents, surviving family members frequently described the lasting psychological impact this had on these children. For example, when 44-year-old Las Vegas resident Troy White shot and killed his estranged wife Echo Lucas, 29, at her residence, five of Echo’s children were in the home. Testimony in the subsequent trial traced the psychological impact the loss had on the children: several developed behavioral problems and one child threatened suicide and was diagnosed with depression and PTSD.
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Ms. Jasmine Lee is the Founder and Executive Director of The Dock Ellis Foundation Inc, a community driven, non-profit organization dedicated to assisting Domestic Violence Victims. Born in Orange County California, Jasmine attended elementary and high school in Fort Worth TX and participated in community programs throughout the cities she lived in. Jasmine Lee is the daughter of Legendary Baseball player Dock Ellis Jr. Jasmine Lee had the opportunity to live in different cities growing up while her fa
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