Posted by Noble Alix, Jr. on Jul 25, 2017
David Moore, the Executive Director of the Women's Center of Brazoria County, Inc., delivered an enlightening message to the club on the ills of Domestic Violence. 
Domestic Violence is an oppressive form of Power and Control exerted physically, mentally and sexually over another person. The FBI estimates that one in every two women will be physically abused at some point in their lives by men with whom they live.  Brazoria County Law enforcement agencies receive one domestic violence call for every 100 persons in the county's population each year.  In fact, Brazoria County is tied for fifth in the number of homicides related to domestic violence. 
The Women's Center of Brazoria County is a non-profit, United Way agency established to meet the needs of victims of domestic violence.  The Women's Center serves people of all ages, regardless of socioeconomic level, race, gender, religion, handicap, sexual orientation or national origin.  They provide shelter, rape crisis, parenting classes and many other support services for victims and their children. 
Their 24-Hour Hotline number is 979-549-5166 or 800-243-5788.
Consider supporting the Women's Center at their 2017 Roast and Toast on Thursday, October 5th at the Lake Jackson Civic Center.  The Guest of Honor will be County Judge L.M. "Matt" Sebesta, Jr. and tickets are $100 each.  The MC of the event will be Texas State Rep. Dennis Bonnen and The Night Roasters will consist of County Commissioner Dude Payne, County Commissioner Stacy Adams, Joe Ripple, Esq. and Judge Patrick Sebesta.  For more information or tickets go to