Ending Sexual and Domestic Violence
One Person at a Time: Faith Communities
- Acknowledge that sexual and domestic violence exist in your community and congregation. Distribute brochures in the restrooms. Bring in speakers. Victims will not come forward unless they know that your faith community cares and wants to help.
- Honor and listen to the women in your congregation. On Mother’s Day hold a moment of silence for children who are motherless because of sexual or domestic violence. In October, recognize Awareness Month as a community.
- Talk about sexual and domestic violence openly in services and religious education.
- Encourage your congregation to support sexual and domestic violence programs by making donations or volunteering.
- Be prepared to support anyone who discloses victimization. Refer victims to your local sexual and domestic violence program and/or the Virginia Hotline at 1-800-838-8238.
For more information email email@example.com E-mail is not a secure form of communication. To ensure confidentiality please call the Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.838.8238 (V/TTY).