It is not enemies who taunt me—I could bear that; it is not adversaries who deal Insolently with me—I could hide from them.
But it is you, my equal, my companion, my familiar friend, with whom I kept pleasant Company; we walked in the house of God with the throng. (Psalm 55:12–14)
In congregations of every faith, victims, survivors and abusers are present. The Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN) provides advocacy and resources for the prevention of and healing from societal and domestic violence. Learn more about the work of our denomination at www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/phewa/padvn/
Local agencies will be highlighted in this space throughout October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments
St. Louis area 314-993-2777 CRISIS LINE
Franklin County 636-583-5700 or 800-941-9144
P O Box 28733, St. Louis, MO 63146 Office: 314-993-7080
Counseling, emergency sanctuary, and other critical services to adults and children impacted by domestic abuse.
St. Louis 24-hour Crisis Line: 314.993.2777
St. Louis Franklin County 636-583-5700 or 800-941-9144
P O Box 28733 . St. Louis, MO 63146 Office: 314-993-7080
Counseling, emergency sanctuary, and other critical services to adults and childr
Community and faith-based domestic violence education, transitional housing, crisis intervention, court advocacy, support groups for women and children, case management. They now have a program that allows residents to keep their pets.
For a comprehensive list of resources, go to https://www.startherestl.org
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because God has anointed me to bring good news to the poor, God has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free …(Luke 4:18)