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BRIDGES of WIlliamson County
BRIDGES Domestic Violence Center 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. Bridges was founded in 1998 and remains the only domestic violence shelter in Williamson County, dedicated to assisting victims of physical, mental and sexual abuse. The grant requested in this application will be used to fund a mental health therapist and a support group counselor to provide therapeutic support services to victims of domestic violence. 16 of 20 (or 80%) clients traumatized by domestic and sexual violence will show improved mental health through a 15 point increase in their Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) score from intake to termination. 51 of 60 (or 85%) clients traumatized by domestic and sexual violence that present with symptoms of Acute Stress Disorder or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) will show a 35% reduction in the frequency and severity of symptoms after six therapy sessions.