Far too many lives are lost due to domestic violence suffered at the hands of an intimate partner. Louisiana ranks 4th in the nation where women are murdered by men. One in four women can be victims of domestic violence in their life time.

Faith House is a domestic violence crisis center whose mission is to provide safety, shelter, empowerment and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and their children.

Signs of an abusive relationship.
 Quick Involvement
 Jealousy
 Controlling Behaviors
 Blames others for his feelings and problems
 Isolates you
 Verbal Abuse
 Threats of Violence
 Grew up in an abusive or violent home.
 Rages out of control and is impulsive.

Follow these safety tips if you are in an abusive relationship:

Think it out before something happens...
• During an argument, stay in a room with two exits and no weapons.
• Locate your best escape room in an emergency.
• Know where you would go in an emergency; have a plan.
• Locate any weapons and remove them or unload and hide them.
• Pack and hide an emergency bag.
• Be careful about telephone and internet use; clear history when possible.
• Safety plan for and with the children. Arrange a safe place for a child to
run for help.
• Teach children how to call 911. Arrange a code word so they know when
to call or when to run/hide.

Call Faith House’s toll free crisis line at 1888-411-1333 to learn more about available services and resources available like:

o Safety Planning
o Lethality Assessment
o Temporary Restraining Orders
o Emergency Shelter

To learn more about domestic violence and Faith House services, visit Faith House online.

Feel free to contact a Faith House Spokesperson for an interview or quote regarding domestic violence Faith House programs and services.

Michelle Voss with Faith House joined KPEL's Rob Kirkpatrick and Bernadette Lee to discuss how Faith House is there for those in need.