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BRIDGES of Williamson County
Established in 1998, 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. The grant requested in this application will be used to fund a mental health therapist, a support group counselor and infrastructure to provide therapeutic support services to victims of domestic violence in order to improve their mental health and overall sense of well-being and hopefulness.12 of 16 (or 80% of) clients most traumatized that present with symptoms of Acute Stress Disorder or PTSD will show a 33% reduction in the frequency and severity of symptoms after five therapy sessions. 34 of 40 (or 80% of) domestic violence victims will show improved mental health through a 10 point increase in their GAF score from intake to termination. 51 of 60 (or 85%) of domestic violence victims served through individual and/or group counseling services will report they have a physical and emotional safety plan and their sense of personal empowerment has increased.