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Our Crisis Hotline provides an immediate, 24 hour crisis response to child and adult victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Harrison, Hancock, Jackson, Stone, George, and Pearl River counties.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline
1-800-800-1396 or 228-435-1968
24 hours a day, 365 days a year

National Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE(7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

Sexual assault can happen to anyone

Every two minutes someone is raped.

Sexual assault can affect men, women, or children. Eighty percent of victims are under age 30; 44% are under age 18.

Two thirds of sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows, not a stranger.

43% of rapes happen between the hours of 6pm and midnight.

Did you know?

One in four women (25%) has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime.

About 85% of domestic violence victims are women, 15% are men.

Domestic violence affects people of all races, religions, income levels, and sexual orientations.

Nearly three out of four (74%) Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence.

Forever Changed

In the United States, the loss of a loved one to murder happens to at least sixty families a day!

The grief that follows a murder is compounded by all kinds of intrusions and insensitivity. Accepting support from professionals specifically trained in bereavement and working with crime victims will offer more than support and comfort. They can help you navigate the criminal justice system, cope with the news media and learn how to face the day-to-day experience of being a co-victim of homicide.

We're here to help.

Break the cycle

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that runs in cycles.

An abusive episode will be followed by apologies, promises, making-up behaviors (the "honeymoon phase"), which usher in a period of calm.

Soon, though, the tension begins to build, until the next abusive episode occurs.

Over time, these cycles can become more frequent or more violent.
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News From The Center

6th Annual Moonlight Masquerade!

Tickets are now available for our 2014 Moonlight Masquerade Event, “Feelin’ Groovy”! This year’s event will feature a groovy 60s theme and promises to be tons of fun! Don’t miss out – get your tickets today. When: October 2nd, 2014 Where: Biloxi Civic Center Time: 6-10pm Attire: Business Casual or 60s Theme Offering: Live entertainment, …

Posted: August 11, 2014 @ 2:34 pm

Thanks for the support!

Congratulations to our Drawdown winner, Rhonda Murray!  Rhonda was generous enough to have donated 10% of her winnings back to our Center – thank you, Rhonda!!   Many thanks to everyone who came out to participate in our inaugural  event.  It was an amazing success and a lot of fun for all involved.  Congratulations as …

Posted: June 12, 2014 @ 9:31 am

Have You Bought Your Tickets Yet?

Our inaugural $3000 Drawdown Event is coming up in just nine days! You could win $3000 or one of many other great prizes, while helping to support our programs here at the Center. Visit our Drawdown page to purchase tickets.   And don’t forget to call (228) 436-3809, email rdavis@gcwcfn.org or ask a staff member …

Posted: May 29, 2014 @ 10:24 am

HOPE Walk May 17th

The Gulf Coast Women’s Center For Nonviolence will host a walk on Saturday, May 17th,  at 11am in Bay St. Louis.  The event, initiated by members of the Hancock County domestic abuse survivors support group, is entitled “HOPE (Hang On, Pain Ends)” and is meant to raise awareness and support for survivors of abuse. The …

Posted: May 12, 2014 @ 11:06 am
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