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Join Safe Havens in
Staying Safe with Faith

Ready to take your involvement to the next level? Safe Havens is looking for faith communities like yours to build an even stronger local faith-based network confronting domestic violence and elder abuse. Make your congregation a place where people experiencing abuse never have to choose between faith and safety.

10 Things You and Your Congregation Can Do to Create Safe Havens

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Put up flyers throughout your congregation's building. Print state and national hotline numbers in every program and/or newsletter.

2

Partner with Safe Havens to conduct a used cell phone drive to support victims of abuse.

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Hold a vigil to remember those affected by domestic violence and to encourage your community to take action against it.

4

Stock the library with culturally/ religiously specific domestic violence information.

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Connect with local domestic violence service providers as a first step to building a referral network. Refer, refer, refer!

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Learn how to respond to victims in your community safely. Educate yourself with these tips on supporting victims.

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Let members of your congregation know that domestic violence is an issue in your community, that it is safe to talk about these issues, and how to spot warning signs.

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Present age-appropriate information and resources on bullying and healthy relationships to children and teens.

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Join our mailing list!

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Contact Safe Havens at 617-951-3980 or info@interfaithpartners.org for training, ideas or resources.