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In the State of Missouri there were 989 abused victims that had to be turned away because the few operating shelters in Missouri were full. Law enforcement agencies in Missouri reported 34,018 incidents of domestic violence in 2008. This is a major problem for Missouri and for the nation as a whole.

The volunteers that make up the Offices and /or Board of Directors are committed to providing information, resources and support to make positive changes in the lives of victims of domestic violence. We have goals which are currently attainable and goals which have to wait for funding. We are committed to making these goals happen with the help of the citizens of Benton County, Missouri and beyond.

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Five Types of Domestic Violence

 & emotional abuse

sexual violence
 & abuse



physical abuse

verbal abuse

Economic abuse