UPCOMING EVENTS in 2016!
Tuesday, November 29 – O Christmas Tea, Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City
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CWH Makes a Positive Change in Focus
More women than ever will be helped!
You may have heard about the changes here at CWH, changes that will help 7x the number of Coweta residents than ever before. We have created an FAQ for any questions you may have, but always know that you are welcome to contact the Executive Director, Maureen Coates, if you have questions. Here are four points to take away from the changes that are taking place…
- These changes will help 7x the number of Coweta residents!
- We have the support from the Coweta County Solicitor’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, and the domestic violence advocates at the courthouse. These individuals know first hand just how many more Coweta residents will be helped and support these changes.
- While we have sheltered 82 women in the past year, most of those women come from outside Coweta and we do not receive any financial help from those counties. We have been helping these counties while many Coweta residents receive no support.
- We are not closed, but we are no longer a residential facility. We will still provide all the same services and resources that we have provided for years: crisis line, case management, housing assistance, counseling, support groups, food pantry, clothing closet, and a dozen more!
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What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in a relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. The abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, financial, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person.
- A woman is abused every 9-15 seconds.
- Three fourths of domestic violence victims are reported to have one or more children under the age of 18 years of age.
- 26% of murdered women are killed by their husbands or boyfriends.
- 30% of women in emergency rooms are there because of injuries from abuse.
- Medical expenses caused by domestic violence in the U.S. totals between 3-5 billion dollars annually.
- Children are present during 80% of the assaults against their mother.
- 25% of domestic violence victims are pregnant at the time of the abuse.