The Refuge Center for Counseling has been working collaboratively with Bridges DVC for the past fourteen years and we have been consistently impressed with the services that they provide to the community of domestic violence survivors, including shelter, 24 hour hotline support, counseling services, support groups, transitional housing services and legal advocacy. They began as a small grassroots organization and have grown all their program and service areas considerably. They strive to serve each client in a way that promotes healing and empowerment. They provide survivors with an opportunity to receive holistic, long-term therapy emphasizing education about the cycle of violence, coping skills and Self-leadership. Services such as this offers survivors an opportunity to process trauma and to increase self-esteem. This renewed self-efficacy has a systemic impact on the community and we believe that the community as a whole will be positively and profoundly impacted by each survivor who finds physical and emotional freedom. Educated survivors are able to reset the language of the culture.
Amy Alexander, Executive Director, Refuge Center for Counseling