“We can not do great things, only small things with great love”.
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Community Welcome House serves as a transitional facility which provides shelter for women and women with children in need of shelter due to domestic violence. We understand healing begins when safety, stability and trust are nurturing those in crisis. While in our care, we provide supportive services to best assist in regaining independence in hopes of realizing the future they desire. It is the hope of Community Welcome House that through education, compassion and action women will become empowered to advance their roles, rights and well being. Read More
Domestic Violence begins in the home. Domestic violence is physical bruising, emotional scars, psychological control and generational cycle. 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. Read More
The three cycles of abuse are:
- Tension Building (slamming of doors, breaking of possessions, threats) victim tries to appease the batterer.
- Battering (physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse).
- Honeymoon Stage (Continued effort of power and control, batterer becomes loving and apologetic).