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.
men and women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime.*
1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men report abuse that results in negative impacts to their lives.*
in the United States 20 people experience intimate partner violence.**
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.
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.
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Domestic abuse is happening in your church. Learn how you can reach out to, connect with, and help survivors of domestic abuse in your congregation and community.
1 in 3 men and women experience domestic violence in their lifetime.
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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.