Domestic Violence

First things first – if you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

If you are looking for information or a consultation, please contact The Wellspring directly at (318) 323-1505 for help.

If you are facing a domestic violence situation and need help, you have come to the right place. If you are in an abusive relationship, the Domestic Violence Program offers free confidential services for you and/or your children. These services are offered to help you have a life free from emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse.

WHAT IS

Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of forceful, controlling behavior that escalates in severity and danger over time. It can include physical, emotional, psychological, sexual or financial abuse.

Examples of Domestic Abuse:

  • Making threats to hurt a spouse or partner, children, or other family members or pets
  • Preventing a spouse or partner from getting a job or having access to money
  • Controlling who a spouse or partner sees, talks to or visits
  • Threatening with looks, weapons or gestures
  • Making a spouse or partner feel guilty about the children or threaten to take them away
  • Forcing a spouse or partner to perform sexual acts

THE GOOD NEWS IS

There is Help

Free, confidential, comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence and their children are available at The Wellspring. Call (318) 323-1505 anytime for information or assistance.

If you think you may be in an abusive relationship, ask yourself the following questions about the person you are in a relationship with: Do they-

  • Embarrass you with bad names or put downs?
  • Not want you to talk to or spend time with your family and friends?
  • Take your money?
  • Make you ask for money or refuse to give it to you?
  • Tell you that you are a bad parent or threaten to take your children away?
  • Act extremely jealous of others?
  • Lose their temper, strike you, break your possessions, or in other ways cause you harm?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you may need to find out more about domestic violence or talk to someone who can help. Call (318) 998-6030 or 1-888-411-1333 anytime day or night!

Things you can do to help end domestic violence:

  • Call the police if you see or hear acts of domestic violence.
  • Avoid behaviors that demean or control others.
  • Build support among your neighbors, so that abusive behavior and language is not tolerated in your neighborhood.
  • If you know someone who may be experiencing domestic violence, offer support and refer them to The Wellspring.
  • Distribute domestic violence awareness materials at your workplace, school or church. CLICK HERE to request outreach materials.
  • Arrange for someone from our staff to come speak to your church, civic, social and professional groups. CLICK HERE to request a speaker.

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Information

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