Advocate for Survivors of Abuse

Survivors of abuse are everywhere. Your church can help them heal.

Having trained volunteer advocates in your congregation tells survivors they are important and gives them individualized support. Studies show that creating a support network for survivors increases their chances of getting the help they need. 

1 in 3

men and women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime.*

Who reports it

1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men report abuse that results in negative impacts to their lives.*

Every minute

in the United States 20 people experience intimate partner violence.**

Here’s what we can do about it together:

Make advocates available

Some survivors are uncomfortable talking to their pastor and don't know who else to go to. Advocates, members of your church trained by us, offer one-to-one support to reach survivors with God's love.

Advocates provide: 

  • A safe and confidential resource for survivors
  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • Affirmation that the survivor is a loved child of God

Educate and train

We know talking about abuse is not easy. But by speaking up about abuse, we’re able to create a safe place for survivors to begin to heal.

We provide churches with:

  • 12+ hours of training and education
  • Webinars specifically designed to help you know how to support survivors
  • Ongoing support throughout the length of the program

“From a pastoral perspective, this program is a long overdue, powerful member-to-member ministry tool... opening the door for intentional and meaningful outreach through positive relationship building.”

- Pastor Jeffrey Bonack St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church - Muskego, WI

“Thank you so much. Please thank the donors who make this service possible to congregations. God’s doing amazing things for his church to help those suffering from abuse with the Gospel.”

- Pastor Josh

“Thank you to all who worked on this very informative webinar. The more tools we have to use to address this issue, the better. Thank you!”

- Pastor Jason

Contact us to get started

Donors cover the full cost of the program, so there is no charge to you. Cancel anytime. 

 

 

 

Additional Resources

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.

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