Domestic Abuse/Violence 
Resources

Women's Ministries

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Domestic violence, both physical and non-physical, exists equally within the faith community as it does without.  It is not uncommon for victims to feel confused, ashamed, alone, and unsure of where to turn.  If you or someone you know is experiencing some of the many forms of abuse, below are some resources you may find helpful.

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Local Resources

Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults

(423) 755-2700

https://www.partnershipfca.com

  • Safe shelter to victims of domestic violence

  • Forensic medical exams for victims of sexual assault and human trafficking

  • Long term housing options for single individuals 

  • 24/7 Crisis Hotline

  • Crisis Counseling

  • Safety Planning

  • Lethality Assessments

  • Community Referrals

  • Court Advocacy 

  • Housing and Employment Services

  • Bilingual Services

  • Case Management 

Hamilton County Family Justice Center

(423) 643-7600

www.fjc.chattanooga.gov

  • Assistance in creating a safety plan

  • Help finding a safe place

  • Education and awareness regarding domestic violence, elder abuse, and human trafficking

  • Referrals to services available in Chattanooga

  • Civil legal service and help obtaining Orders of Protection

  • Personal support in court appointments

  • Emotional support

  • Free individual and family counseling

Online Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

https://www.thehotline.org/

 

24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse.

Contacts to The Hotline can expect highly-trained, expert advocates to offer free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages.

 

Wilderness to Wild

https://www.wildernesstowild.com

(Seventh-day Adventist based, but not exclusive)

Connection to private Facebook support communities, articles, coaching, and various other resources for women experiencing any type of abuse (emotional, physical, spiritual, etc.)

 

Flying Free Now

https://www.flyingfreenow.com

Helping women of faith navigate difficult and confusing marriages and relationships. Podcast, blog, videos, coaching, and other resources.

 

To Love, Honor, and Vacuum

https://tolovehonorandvacuum.com

General resources about faith, family, and marriage, with an area addressing abuse in relationships.

 

Psalm 82 Initiative

https://www.psalm82initiative.org

The Psalm 82 Initiative exists to help churches and their leaders recognize and respond to abuse in the church more effectively.

 

End it Now (Seventh-day Adventist)

https://www.enditnow.org

enditnow is a global initiative to raise awareness and advocate for the end of violence around the world. It aims to mobilize Seventh-day Adventists around the world and invites other community groups to join in to resolve this worldwide issue.

Women's Ministry Library

The Women’s Ministry of Collegedale Church has the following titles available to borrow upon request - for yourself or another - no questions asked. Note that some are also available as an ebook loan through the “Libby” public library app.

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Is It Me? Making Sense of Your Confusing Marriage: A Christian Woman's Guide to Hidden Emotional and Spiritual Abuse

*Get a free pdf of the first chapter here: www.flyingfreenow.com/is-it-me

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Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

 

* Also available as an ebook to borrow for free through many libraries

(including Collegedale’s public library) on their “Libby” app

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Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life

 

* Also available as an ebook to borrow for free through many libraries (including Collegedale’s public library) on their “Libby” app