Domestic violence can affect anyone – including men. According to the CDC, one in seven men age 18+ in the U.S. has been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in his lifetime. One in 10 men has experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner. In 2013, 13% of documented contacts to the Hotline identified themselves as male victims. Although they make up a smaller percentage of victims, there are likely many more men who do not report or seek help for their abuse, for a variety of reasons.
1 in 7 men are victims of domestic or sexual violence
Men can be socialized not to express their feelings or see themselves as victims. Our culture still clings to narrow definitions of gender (although there are signs that this is slowly shifting). Young boys are taught not to express their emotions, to “suck it up” and “be a man.”
We offer the same services to men as we do for women.
- Men's Safety Planning Classes
- Civil Protection Order (CPO) Classes
- Healthy Relationships
AAFV is able to help make arrangements for safe housing or shelter for male victims in need. If would like to find out more information on men's services, please contact AAFV at 208.459.6330.