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Home for battered women is anything but safe. But leaving comes with tremendous risk - in fact, battered women face their greatest dangers when they exercise their greatest resistance to their abusers - when they are escaping the abuse.
Turning Point's domestic violence shelter provides emergency shelter and a range of critical services that help address the complex needs of battered, abused and raped women. Our core service area includes some very rural areas of east central Missouri. But we also receive women from the urban core of St. Louis and the suburban areas in between.
Our framework is based on woman-defined advocacy. She is the expert of her own life. Our role is to provide her with sufficient information and support so she can determine and obtain her own goals while being safe from further violence.
We rely on the generosity of the giving public. Reaching our goal of $5,000 through this campaign will ensure that we can provide the following:
50 hotline calls;
37 bednights of safety;
8 counseling sessions;
2 court related meetings with an advocate;
2 sessions with the After Care financial specialist.
*** Will you help?