“We can do not great things, only small things with great love”.
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Coweta’s Dancing Stars 2013
benefiting the Community Welcome House!
“The Community Welcome House is committed to bringing the community together to end the cycle of domestic violence by empowering individuals, children and families who are survivors of domestic violence”.
Community Welcome House serves as a transitional facility which provides shelter for families in need. In addition to room and board, we assist our guests with medical care, child care, counseling, financial assistance, vocational training, employment, permanent housing and services as needed. 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.
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.
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).