A Domestic & Sexual Violence Crisis Center

We help physically and emotionally scarred individuals, regardless of age, ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, circumstance, or race.

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SERVICES

CRISIS HELPLINE

Staff and volunteers provide a listening ear and support which meets the urgent emotional and physical need of callers who are victims and survivors of physical, mental, verbal, emotional, sexual abuse, rape or incest to increase their physical and emotional safety (safety planning, community resources/referrals, available legal services, etc.).

CRISIS INTERVENTION

Every client we serve has a program individually customized and coordinated according to her unique situation, her abuser, her children, her family background, her age, her religious beliefs and her culture. Individual sessions are provided to help her work towards emotional and mental well-being, to stabilize the crisis she is in because of the abuse until all of her issues are clarified and her action plans have been established.

THERAPY/PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING

Intensive professional treatment, evaluation of mental health needs and emotional support in crisis arising from the occurrence of abuse for victims and their children. For women in the Christian Community, spiritual counseling is available upon request.

CASE MANAGEMENT/PERSONAL, ADVOCACY/RESOURCES & REFERRALS

Clients are connected with various community resources (locating emergency financial assistance; intervention with employers, creditors, etc. on their behalf; assistance in filing for losses covered by public and private insurance programs, including workman's compensation, unemployment benefits, TANF, etc. Services and follow-up are continued until all needs of our client are either met or unable to be met.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Group sessions are facilitated in an atmosphere where victims have the opportunity to explore their feelings and discussions with peers who may be struggling with similar issues. Videos and group discussions help participants gain new insights and perspective for their lives in a supportive and non-threatening environment.

EMERGENCY LEGAL ADVOCACY

Clients are assisted with filing temporary restraining orders and can be accompanied to court if requested. Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and referral attorneys assist with other legal issues.

DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE EDUCATION

Clients are equipped with the necessary tools to move past the victim stage and start to rebuild their lives and sense of self-worth. Victims begin positive personality growth, develop problem-solving, decision-making and life-survival skills.

ROAD TO RECOVERY

Limited assistance is provided to our clients who are escaping an abusive relationship or attempting to re-establish themselves after leaving such a situation. (Assistance is in the form of emergency cab transportation to receive services, clothing, hygiene items, household items, grocery vouchers, gas cards, bus tickets, limited utility/rent assistance, etc.).

ABOUT US

Life Source Consultants, Inc. was founded in January 1994 by Gloria J. Johnson, PhD. as the first African American non-residential domestic and sexual violence organization in the State of Missouri. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we are working towards affecting a positive change in the area of domestic and sexual violence in the City and County of St. Louis.

Workshops, seminars, and professional training is provided for women groups, businesses, community and religious groups. Posters, brochures and information packets are available for displays.

S.T.A.R. (Safety, Trust and Respect) educates youth and young adults to identify, define, develop and maintain healthy and safe relationships of trust with respect.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Victims can find hope, healing and the knowledge that they "are not alone" but someone cares in a non-threatening supportive environment. Call us at 314-524-0686 for group meeting schedule.

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STATISTICS

On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.

1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.

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I Had a Dream

Dr. Gloria Johnson, Ph.D.

As a teenager and young adult, I found myself trying to find answers to help friends, relatives and others who had problems, not realizing the road I had begun to travel. During my late twenties and early thirties, I found myself being asked questions about the Bible and Christian issues faced by women in the church I was attending. In 1985 I started a ministry called Compassionate Ministries and began to hold monthly workshops and seminars for African American women in the Christian community who were hurting. As a result of some of the topics and discussions at these workshops, in 1987 I started a weekly support group using a room in a local neighborhood church thinking I would be dealing with only Christian women. I was in for a rude awakening. Women of all races, religious and non-religious backgrounds began showing up for our sessions. It was in these groups that I began to discover that some of these women were victims of rape and incest, some were being abused physically, others emotionally and verbally. After meeting for seven years, I realized that I was limited in the help I was able to provide these women through group sessions only and needed to reach out more. It was then that a dream I had carried in my heart from my younger years was about to emerge. That dream was to let women know that no matter what kind of crisis they found themselves in, there would be someone out there who cared and was reaching out to help them. That someone was me!

And so, in January 1994, I founded Life Source Consultants, Inc. to bring hope and healing to women whose lives had been torn apart from abuse. A nonprofit organization that would begin to effect a positive change in the area of domestic violence and enhance the lives of women (and their children) who are victims or survivors. I started in my basement by offering telephone crisis intervention services and action planning sessions for abused women and continued to use the facilities of the same neighborhood church for a weekly support group. By the end of the first year (with one volunteer) we had served 300 women with crisis intervention services, support group, action planning sessions, workshops, seminars and conferences, and published our first newsletter with over 400 copies distributed.

With God's directions and assistance, I found the courage and faith to make the dream He gave me a reality. I dared to dream that I could meet the needs of abused women by offering them restored hope, healing, and renewed self-confidence. Because of that dream, Life Source Consultants is a unique organization that offers specialized programs with practical solutions, outreach and prevention services to mend the broken hearts of women who find themselves victims of physical, mental, verbal, emotional abuse, sexual assault or incest.

Join the Cause

We need your help! We could not help our community if it were not for our wonderful volunteers. Let us know if you are interested!

If you cannot afford to give your time, then perhaps you can consider a financial contribution.
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Upcoming Events

ROW’S ECONOMIC ACTION PROGRAM (REAP)

Financial Education Courses and Individual Financial Coaching REAP is a free four-session that can help you gain control of your finances. The REAP staff provides one-on-one economic advocacy and financial coaching for women.

Class schedule is as follows:
Oct. 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

BREAKFAST WITH A PURPOSE FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT OUR ROAD TO RECOVERY PROGRAM

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, 8 – 11 a.m.

HomeTown Buffet
12228 St. Charles Rock Road
Bridgeton, MO 63044

Tickets are $12 and must be purchased in advance.

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