Bridges DVC was founded in September 1998 and serves women, men and their children affected by domestic violence, ensuring a safe transition to successful independent community living, through education, intervention and case management. Bridges is the only domestic violence shelter in Williamson County, dedicated to assisting victims of physical, mental and sexual abuse. For individuals who have experienced domestic violence or for the children who have witnessed the abuse, the decisions faced are difficult ones. Bridges is here to provide a safe place for victims to make healthy decisions and to regain control of their lives. The agency’s goals/outcomes for the year include: 42 of 60 (70%) of clients completing 26 week batterers intervention classes will report an increase in accountability for their behaviors/beliefs through three staff administered check-ins administered through the 26 weeks. 9 of 10 (90%) of adult clients will report that they were positively impacted by working with the lavender products. 16 of 20 (80%) of adult clients most traumatized that present with symptoms of Acute Stress Disorder or PTSD will show a 35% reduction in the frequency and severity of symptoms after five sessions.