W.I.N.G.S. Refuge When In Need God Saves!

Help for Women and Children Who Are Victims of Domestic Violence

Psalm 91:4 He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge.

DO YOU NEED HELP?  YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Call 911 if you are in immediate danger!

  • Call the Safeline for 24 hour assistance:  417-296-5308
  • Talk to someone you trust about what is happening.
  • Make an emergency kit that includes money, medications, keys and important documents.
  • Be sure to discuss safety with your children and how they can get help if violence occurs.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
To comfort all who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord that He may be glorified. Isaiah 61:3

Warning Signs of An Abusive Relationship

  • Withhold approval or affection as punishment?
  • Continually criticize you, call you names or shout at you?
  • Ignore your feelings?
  • Become very jealous or harass you about imagined affairs?
  • Manipulate you with lies and contradictions?
  • Insist you dress a certain way?
  • Humiliate you in private or in public?
  • Insult or drive away your family?
  • Punch, slap, shove, bite, kick, strangle or hit you?
  • Rape you or force you to participate in sexual activity which is unacceptable to you?
  • Threaten to kidnap the children, commit suicide, or kill you or a family member if you leave?

If you answered "yes" even once, you may be in an abusive relationship.

KY3 News Story on Domestic Abuse >> Watch Video

Domestic violence is a growing issue in the Ozarks. Data shows that domestic abuse cases in Springfield and throughout Greene County were at a five-year high in 2016. As the number of abuse cases continues to rise across the Ozarks, one Cedar County shelter is struggling to fight the troubling trend.

Mission:

To bring hope, healing and restoration to women coming out of domestic violence through the love of Jesus Christ and the power of His Word.

Vision:

To provide shelter for women and their children, who are coming out of domestic violence; to empower them to be a productive part of society and cultivate a loving environment for them and their children by helping them find a suitable home, and financial, emotional, physical and spiritual stability.

Call us today! 417.296.5308