North Louisiana is not immune to the problem of domestic violence.
These articles appeared in today's newspaper:
1. Man arrested on aggravated assault with a knife charge. He held a knife to his wife's throat and said, "I'm going to kill you."
2. Report: Man hit girlfriend in face, neck.
3. A man was arrested early Thursday on assault and domestic abuse charges. The man allegedly slapped the victim across the face with an open hand, forced her out of the house and pushed her down some steps. The man then chased the victim down a driveway with a shotgun and discharged it.
4. Woman charged in domestic abuse. Suspect is accused of pushing the victim into a bedroom and attempting to suffocate her. The suspect demanded the victim's car keys, and when the victim said no, she resumed trying to suffocate the woman. After the victim told the suspect she would call deputies, the suspect bound her, taped her mouth and pushed her into a closet, pushing a dresser in front of the closet.
Thank goodness for The Wellspring! The caring professionals and volunteers offer a safe haven for victims of domestic abuse. Victims sometimes arrive during the night with their children and no possessions. They not only need to be protected, they often need help in starting a new life without the abuser.
The Wellspring provides housing, clothing, counseling, help with finding a job and a way out.
The Wellspring office (318-651-9314) is at 1515 Jackson St., Monroe, LA. They need donations to help victims get on with their lives. If you have any household items such as dishes, pots & pans, furniture, toys for the children, or even soap and toothpaste that you can share--all these items will be put to good use at the Wellspring safe havens. See more about these valuable programs at http://www.wellspringalliance.org/
Northeast LA Realtor Association supports the Wellspring. I hope you will, too.
Gayle Causey, 318-614-5615
Keller Williams Realty, Monroe, LA USA 318-812-7653