According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 20% of women in the United States have been raped (almost half of them by an acquaintance). 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner. Intimate partner crime accounts for 15% of all violent crime.

An estimated 20,000 calls a day are placed to domestic violence hotlines, 10 million people a year are physically abused by an intimate partner and 19% of domestic violence involves a weapon - their have already been 372 gun related domestic violence fatalities in 2018.  


  • A study of intimate partner homicides found that 20% of victims were not the intimate partners themselves, but family members, friends, neighbors, persons who intervened, law enforcement responders, or bystanders.
  • 72% of all murder-suicides involve an intimate partner; 94% of the victims of these murder suicides are female.
  • Between 2003 and 2008, 142 women were murdered in their workplace by their abuser, 78% of women killed in the workplace during this timeframe

For over a decade, Urban Success has provided emergency services including crisis intervention, emergency shelter, food, clothing, case management and domestic violence education on prevention, escape and resources.

Our goal is to assist young women in leaving their abusive environments, forever. We have a dedicated team that responds to calls for help 24/7 and we have a 100% success rate of getting survivors who are ready to go, out safely and to an undisclosed location, far from their abusers.

Once relocated, we begin to implement our long-term empowerment program, teaching these women to be strong, independent and fearless. We assist them with mental and emotional recovery, build up their self esteem and physical strength. If they need employment or higher education, we help them attain it. We walk with them throughout their recovery process, escorting them to court if necessary and providing appropriate safety measures to help them feel safe.

Love is patient, gentle and kind.. intimidation, harmful and/or forced physical contact of any kind, insults, belittling, disrespect, throwing things, yelling and control are the OPPOSITE of love.     

If you or someone you know needs help or is in a potentially dangerous situation, please don't hesitate to call or text 24/7 Paulette at 513-800-1933.

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