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Empowering Survivors of Relationship Violence

Survivors of relationship violence often keep their experiences to themselves out of fear, guilt, and shame. Relationship violence not only affects a person physically, it also harms their emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Healing from these traumas takes time, understanding, and the truths of God's love. 

As a church, you can provide survivors with a safe place to talk by offering support groups for survivors. As an individual, you can give survivors a personalized level of care by becoming a volunteer advocate. Both methods educate and raise awareness about relationship violence happening to church members. 

1 in 5 women

have experienced severe physical violence in a relationship.*

1 in 7 men

have experienced severe physical violence in a relationship.*

Every minute in the United States

20 people experience intimate partner violence.**

Together, we can provide support to survivors

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Be an Advocate for Survivors of Abuse

Walk alongside a survivor to provide one-to-one care and support. As an advocate, you'll be a friend that points the survivor to the true and lasting healing found in Jesus.

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Partner with Us as a Church

No matter where you are at, we can partner with you. Because we're stronger together, and together we can be a blessing to the survivors in your church and surrounding community.

"I tend to be a 'fixer' and because I have never experienced abuse, I didn't understand what a recipient is going through. You helped me to be a better friend."

Featured Webinar

Sneak Peek: Being a Volunteer Advocate

In this half-hour webinar you'll learn why survivors of abuse need advocates on their side, and how you can become an advocate.

1 in 3 men and women experience domestic violence in their lifetime.

1 in 3 men and women experience domestic violence in their lifetime.

Featured Blog Post

4 Steps to Help Survivors of Relationship Violence

Michelle Markgraf4/13/2020 2:12:33 PM

Survivors need love and support, and to feel physically and emotionally safe before change can begin. This safety extends to their spiritual well-being. Abusers convince survivors that they are worthless, and that God doesn’t love them. They need to be encouraged by the truth of God’s love—that He died to redeem them because of that love.

As witnesses, recognizing abuse or knowing how to help a survivor is challenging; it makes us uncomfortable. But being able to push past the discomfort and reach out can save lives.