As a part of The SafeWalls Initiative, Domestic Violence is a subject that we feel that is important to bring more awareness to our Faith Community. I believe we have a responsibility to join forces with other prevention agencies to help end domestic violence.
Even when we can’t put a faces to the subject, victims and abusers likely sit in our pews and worship within our walls of the church every week. So, yes, like it or not the Church is at the front lines of this issue.
Its our hope through SafeWalls Initiative we can provide helpful dialog and content that will bring awareness and prevention methods to our Faith Community.
Awareness include: Website and Social Media Coverage on the following
•Who makes a perfect Abuser and Victim
•The Abuser and the Victims behaviors
•Why Do Victims Stay in Abuser Relationships
•Supporting victims & their families
•Why Is the Church Quiet concerning domestic violence
•Creating a Safety planning for victims & the church
•How should the Church Responding to & supporting abusers
As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, SafeWalls Initiative host “I HAVE A VOICE” CAMPAIGN that encourages survivors and DV advocacy to speak out in an intentional way and during worship with their congregations.
Check out some of our past Social Media Interviews.
BE A DV RESOURCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
• If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, please seek help immediately. You can call the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
• Hotlines for further support:
•National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
• National Dating Abuse Helpline: Call 1-866-331-9474 or text “loveis” to 22522.