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Women United to Stop Domestic Violence
Cynthia A. Jones
Sharmin S. Lawrence
Stacy L. Williams

Dr. Lynn W. Clemons, Instructor

Mercer University
February 25, 2014

Executive Summary Domestic violence has become an epidemic in the United States. One in every four women experience domestic violence during their lifetime, 2.3million each year (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). Domestic violence usually occurs by a husband, boyfriend, live in partner or family member. It also is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 to 44 ( ). Since the majority of the domestic violence incidents are not documented it is difficult to suggest how much violence occurs. The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) provides the primary federal funding dedicated to the support of sheltering and provided services for victims of domestic violence ( ). Women United to Stop Domestic Violence (WUSDV) is a nonprofit organization that was created for women in middle Georgia to give them “hope” and security. We provide therapeutic holistic type therapy and manage cases in areas other than domestic violence. Violence against women is a serious and pervasive problem that affects communities across America. It has no place in society, and it will not be tolerated.
Mission and Purpose The mission of the Women United to Stop Domestic Violence (WUSDV) a nonprofit organization is “To connect and provide abused and battered women with the resources necessary to protect them from their abusers; as well as provide future tools that enable success, quality of life, freedom and empowerment.” The purpose of WUSDV is to liberate women from feeling trapped, alone, and beaten down. Their goal is to support and educate women that are living in constant fear. WUSDV programs offer resources that include: crisis hotlines, shelters, job…...

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