At SELAH we provide resources that will assist you in finding the help you need. We are here to help and provide you with answers.

At SELAH we recognize that individuals experiencing the effects of domestic abuse need to be surrounded by a number of community resources in order to successfully bring positive change into their lives. 

Types of Resources Selah Offers

Printed Information

Books and information about domestic abuse are available in order to help you better understand the dynamics at work.


Internet searches for:

  • Housing or shelter
  • Applying for jobs or preparing a resume
  • Connecting with legal and financial advice


SELAH has working relationships with other agencies and care groups. These help give you and other family members support from the effects of domestic abuse.


Here are some of the partners we recommend for our participants to connect with should they require supplementary services to aid in their healing and progress towards greater independence and happiness along their journey.

misty lafree

Misty LaFree

Limited Licensed Professional Counselor

Hello! My name is Misty LaFree and I am a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor and a volunteer counseling advocate for Selah Empowers.

My history has allowed me to work with children experiencing domestic violence, get involved in some work related to human trafficking, and had time working with self-harm and suicide clients. Domestic violence and sexual assault are not new topics for me. My own story also includes domestic violence, so I’m extremely passionate about serving Selah and the participants. I’m committed to walking beside you on your journey forward.

Affiliated with Amplified Life Counseling Center of Byron Center

Marge Lucas

Therapist - MSW, LCSW, LADAC

Life is complex and often doesn’t go how we had planned or expected. This can leave us feeling lost, scared, uncertain or discouraged. I consider it an honor to come alongside individuals and families as they journey through these difficult times. My involvement as a volunteer at Selah has given me opportunity to walk beside those struggling from the effects of Domestic Abuse.

In my career, I have focused on developing solutions with individuals and families. I believe relationships are the living links that join us together and help us find self-worth, value, and purpose, especially during times of trauma.

One of my primary areas of focus has been supporting families as they navigate change. I recognize the significance of navigating life events and the impact it can have on family members. The influences of community, culture, vocation, and spiritual values can complicate things. Exploring different options and developing solutions is best explored together and can bring enhanced satisfaction in your life and in your relationships.

I look forward to meeting you at Selah and hope we can help you navigate the next steps of your journey forward.

Affiliated with West Michigan Wellness Center 

Carol Bosch


Carol, a Licensed Master of Social Work, joined Selah early in its conception. Her heart is for clients dealing with life issues of anxiety, depression, parenting, marriage, grief, and spiritual issues.  

Her words of encouragement and clarity backed by her experience and clinical knowledge give her tools for Selah participants every session. Her heart for those impacted by Domestic Abuse is clear in her approach, delivery, and style. She has faithfully served Selah and those impacted by the effects of domestic abuse in class and in individual sessions.

Affiliated with Pine Rest Christian Services

Bridget Nash


Bridget Nash is a licensed professional counselor and owner of Open Chair Counseling. She is passionate about working with teens and women to better understand who they were uniquely created to be and how to remove barriers in their mental health to effectively reach their goals.

Her work at Open Chair Counseling focuses on being in community. Life can be difficult and lonely, but one should never have to walk through it alone. It’s important to take time to slow down and sit with our feelings in the presence of a trusted listener who can offer empathy and insight. Her work, and her time at Selah blend well as both places create space for people to be heard and valued.

Open Chair Counseling specializes in treatment for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, difficult life transitions, and trauma.

Let us help you find clarity and direction through your journey.