DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION
Illicit drug abuse in the U.S. has risen to its highest level in 8 years. The increase was particularly high among youth and young adults ages 12-25. In 2009, 8 percent of Americans, an estimated 21.8 million people, said they used illicit drugs. (National Institute on Drug Abuse-2010)
Nearly 72 percent of America’s students have consumed alcohol (more than a few sips) by the end of high school and more than 37 percent have done so by the 8th grade. (National Institute on Drug Abuse-2011)
PHYSICAL AND SEXUAL ABUSE
1 in 3 young women are sexually abused before age 18. (RAINN 2011)
54 percent of rapes of women occur before age 18; 22 percent of these rapes occur before age 12. (RAINN 2011)
More than 50 percent of young women who self-harm have been sexually abused. (NIH 2010)
Through providing a Christ-centered, safe environment, Esther’s House of Redemption wants to change that. We seek to help women find freedom from life-controlling issues and hope for her future.