Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support provides emergency shelter, safety and counseling for victims of domestic violence and their children. All of the services at Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support are confidential and free.
Please know that Domestic Violence is a crime.
One in four women will be traumatized in their own homes at the hand of someone they love. Children living in these homes are also traumatized by the domestic violence they encounter and experience. The Wall Street Journal states that for every soldier returning from war-zones with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, there are 10 children in the United States who are traumatized by exposure to domestic violence, with consequences comparable to those of adult exposure to war-zone violence. Study after study shows that the greatest indicator of childhood resiliency is that child’s relationship with their mom. Therefore, at Genesis, we are focusing our clinical counseling on trauma response in helping these families heal.
The goal of the Genesis Clinical Counseling Program is to provide free, long-term counseling to women and their children who are escaping or have already a escaped a home with domestic violence. We help women understand that abuse is unacceptable and provide them with the tools necessary to make the best and safest choices for themselves and their children. Our Clinical Counseling Program consists of a team of Master’s level therapists who specialize in helping women and children overcome trauma associated with domestic violence. Counseling is geared towards increasing safety in the home, with the ultimate goal of terminating the abusive relationship and developing and maintaining self-sufficiency.