This month, WTLC asks you to join us in saying thank you to the Veterans in our community.
The intersection between military service and domestic violence is one that is often overlooked, but in order to fully support those who have served our country, it is important to recognize the wide range of needs experienced by this population.
According to research from the US Department of Veterans Affairs, 30% of woman veterans experience intimate partner violence at some point in their lives. These survivors need services that are accessible and welcoming, and that take into account the possibility of additional trauma associated with their time serving in the military. Our clinical services are designed to address a wide range of recovery needs and can be tailored to fit each survivor’s unique situation. Services might include PTSD groups, therapeutic art, our sensory room, or talk therapy.
We are additionally dedicated to providing support to veterans who have caused harm in their own homes, or who fear they might do so. This year, WTLC is strengthening our programming for people who recognize abusive behaviors in themselves and need help making change in their personal relationships. Participants in this program receive resources to address their own past trauma while learning healthy relationship strategies to prevent future situations of abuse.
We are so grateful to the veterans in our community, and we are dedicated to doing our part to ensure they receive the support they need. If you are a veteran experiencing a domestic violence situation who needs assistance, please don’t hesitate to call our 24/7 helpline at 877-531-5522.