A Domestic & Sexual Violence Crisis Center

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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




Our trained advocates and volunteers are available 24 hours a day to answer your calls. We will provide you with crisis intervention, emotional support, guidance, counseling and referrals as needed. We encourage all victims to come into the office for an intake, so that we can better assist you. Our advocates are patient and sensitive to each caller.


Advocates are available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. to assist victims with basic needs such as: shelter, food, clothing and transportation. We also assist with the medical and legal processes to obtain victim compensation, ex-partner and restraining orders. Safety planning can also be coordinated.


Although we would like to help any way we can, there are still areas we are not equipped to assist with. We have several partners in the city and county and we will gladly refer you to another agency when or if the resources needed are outside our realm of expertise.


As advocates, we do our very best to guide you through the legal and ethical rights that you have as a victim. At times, it can be overwhelming endeavor getting back on solid ground, but we will be there to help you every step of the way. We also have a partnership with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri that has attorneys available to assist various cases for domestic violence victims.


We offer support group meeting every second and fourth Wednesday at 11 a.m. at our county office. We understand that surviving abuse is tough, especially when you feel that everyone cannot relate to your feelings. We offer you the opportunity to gain new insights and perspectives for life in a safe and supportive environment. Groups are led by advocates, counselors and/or volunteers.


We have limited financial resources available to provide emergency assistance to our clients who are escaping abusive relationships or attempting to re-establish themselves. Eligible costs include emergency cab transportation to our office, hygiene items, clothing, household items, grocery vouchers, gas cards and much more.


We offer classes to educate our youth and young adults about healthy relationships and dating. Oftentimes, there are warning signs that we are not aware of or ignore. Our hope is to educate everyone about the cycle of violence, healthy dating and peer advocacy so that we can decrease the number of future acts of violence. We are also available for seminars, community events, in-school education programs and many more preventative support programs.


Life Source Consultants, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and was the first African-American Domestic and Sexual Violence Crisis Center in the State of Missouri. It was founded in January 1994 by Gloria J. Johnson, Ph.D. Life Source is working toward affecting a positive change in the area of domestic violence and sexual assault in St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis.

We provide community-based, age, gender and culturally sensitive support services are provided at no charge for victims and their families.

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Beginning in September, support groups are available every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. at our county location. Please call us to reserve your spot! 314-524-0686

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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.

Upcoming Events


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.


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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