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Welcome to WISH - When in Search of Hope - on the web.

THE WISH DIFFERENCE

WISH is a local ministry dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence and abused youth.

WISH is founded by a former victim, now survivor, whose unique vision and understanding focuses on the needs of the victim.

WISH provides friendship, evaluation, intervention, advocacy, education and prevention in an effort to free victims of domestic violence. 

WISH provides a safe environment to help victims find freedom from physical pain, threats, intimidation, shame and fear.

WISH understands that hope, courage and EMPOWERMENT are part of the healing process.

WISH helps to provide the support and resources a victim needs to regain their life.

WISH Empowerment Chart




DID YOU KNOW...
  • In 2009, domestic violence killed 131 people in North Carolina.
  • According to some statistics, more than 50,000 women have been killed by their husbands or partners in the past 10 years in this country.
  • Every 9 seconds a woman is physically assaulted within her home.
  • An estimated three to four million women are battered each year.

  • Twenty-five percent of married women experience violence on a recurring basis.

  • Many children who witness violence grow up believing that violence is a reasonable alternative to solving problems.

  • Sixty percent of children from violent homes become abusive adults.

  • More than 25% of all visits to hospital emergency rooms by women are the result of domestic violence.

  • Medical expenses from domestic violence total at least $3 to $5 billion annually.
  • Businesses forfeit another $100 million in lost wages, sick leave, absenteeism and non-productivity.
  • The F.B.I. estimates that one out of two women will be physically abused at some point in their lives by men with whom they live, regardless of race or socioeconomic status.