General Hospital’s Lexi Ainsworth Discusses Her Visit To A YWCA.

GH‘s Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina Davis) recently told us about her visit to a YWCA as part of her research for the teen abuse storyline her character is in.

The young actress visited a shelter for battered women. It only has funding to support 53 rooms and 7 apartments. She toured the facilities and heard stories about some of the women staying there. Although the YWCA is partially funded by The United Way, it still depends on public donations. “I definitely want to make a donation so I can help support them. They’re working at trying to build a new facility, it’s just hard with the economy right now getting funding,” Lexi said.

She was told that, on average, women leave their abusers 7 to 10 times before doing so permanently and that in 2006, 24,106 cases of domestic violence were reported in the area.

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