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BRIDGES of Williamson County
BRIDGES Domestic Violence Center, founded in 1998, serves women, men, and their children affected by domestic violence, ensuring a safe transition to successful independent living through education, intervention, case management and therapeutic services. The grant requested in this application will be used to fund a portion of salaries, benefits, related materials and overhead 16 of 20(or 80%) of clients most traumatized that present with symptoms of Acute Stress Disorder or PTSD will show a 50% reduction in the frequency and severity of symptoms after five therapy sessions. 34 of 40(or 80%) of domestic and sexual violence victims will show improved mental health through a 15 point increase in their GAF score from intake to termination. A 15 point increase represents functional improvement, reduction in symptoms and /or impairment and clinical progress following therapy. 51 of 60(or 85%) of domestic and sexual violence victims served through individual and/or group counseling services will report that they have a physical and emotional safety plan and their sense of personal empowerment has increased. This will be measured through a Program Service Evaluation given after the third client contact.