Domestic Violence Affects 1 in 3 Women : Local Agency Offers Help For Victims

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FERGUSON MISSOURI ( KTVI)- In the first major global review of violence against women, a series of reports released this month found that about a third of women have been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner. Among the findings: 40 percent of women killed worldwide were slain by an intimate partner, and being assaulted by a partner was the most common kind of violence experienced by women . One St. Louis agency is working towards effecting a positive change in the area of domestic violence and sexual assault in St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis.

Life Source Consultants, Inc., is a 501 (c) organization. Life Source Community based, and when needed culturally, gender and age sensitive support services are provided at no charge for victims and their families. Dr. Gloria Johnson started Life Source Consultants in her basement by offering crisis intervention services and action planning sessions for abused women. By the end of our first year 300 women had received crisis intervention and action planning services and/or participated in our support group sessions, and over 400 copies of our first newsletter was published and distributed. In February 1995 as one of three support service organizations in St. Louis, we moved to a permanent location in North St. Louis County. Before Life Source there was not a domestic violence organization in the Northern section of St. Louis City or County.

Life Source Consultants was selected as one of five winners of the Focus St. Louis 2001 "What's Right With The Region" in the category of "Promoting Stronger Communities!" This even saluted success highlighting 25 individuals , initiatives, and organizations from five categories making a difference in the community of St. Louis and we were one of those organizations to receive an award.This center is named in honor of "Brandi Scales" a 21-year old woman who was killed in 2001 by a former boyfriend.

Life Source Consultants offers hope and encouragement through various services to women who feel they are "alone in the dark" until they can see the light at the end of their tunnel. That light is hope, renewed self-confidence, empowerment to make positive changes, and above all, the knowledge that they "are not alone" but someone cares and is reaching out to them. Do you need someone to talk to?

Are you experiencing : Emotional Hurts, Verbal Abuse, Physical Hurts, Discouragement,Hopelessness, Rejection or Frustration.

Life Source Consultants offers : Understanding ,emotional support , appreciation, encouragement, renewed self -confidence and acceptance.

For more information about Life Source Consultants, or if you need help call Life Source 24 hour/7 days a week crisis line at 314-524-0686.

For business purposes call 314 524-4130 or you may contact Life Source Consultants at contact@lifesourceconsultants.org