Why Do We Need A Facility?
JADASA's goal is to expand and in the future open a drop-in/resource facility for women and teen girls in the North St. Louis County area for empowerment classes and workshops; assistance with resources for jobs and interview techniques, assistance with locating scholarships and grants, etc. entrepreneurship. Assistance with daily household items, food, and transportation.
2018 Statistics from the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence Organization (www.mocadsv.org) states:
-1 in 4 women in the United States have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.
-In 2018, in Missouri, 12,178 received safety in shelters while more than 26,638 (an increase of 7,508 unmet services from the previous year) were turned away because shelters were full.
- In 2018, in Missouri, 30, 826 requests for domestic violence services were unmet (an increase from the previous year) due to a lack of resources.
- In 2018, in Missouri, 2,932 requests for sexual violence services were unmet due to a lack of resources.