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Life on the Rebound.
How to Help a Victim of Domestic Violence
Spreading the Word Against Abuse: A Local Woman's Mission to End Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence is an issue of Faith.

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Get "I Believe You" On the Air Again

Call your local NBC affiliate and make sure the documentary airs often and during primetime viewing hours. Download the "I Believe You" PDF: Portable Document Filediscussion guide and PDF: Portable Document Filetoolkit.
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. Life on the Rebound: Emma Norton Services Helps Women Find a New Life in St. Paul, Minn.

Founded as the Methodist Girls Club in 1917, it is now a refuge for women and families who have been through horrific experiences.
Freedom from abuse is everyone's right..

. How to Help a Victim of Domestic Violence

This kind of pattern of violent and coercive behavior is not marital conflict, mutual abuse, a lovers' quarrel, or a private family matter.
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. Spreading the Word Against Abuse: A Local Woman’s Mission to End Domestic Violence

A historic joint campaign with United Methodist Men aims to raise awareness and to get the church to provide resources.
 

Domestic Violence Awareness

Domestic violence is not just a women's issue. It is an issue of faith. United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men have partnered to launch a domestic violence initiative to raise awareness and provide training in United Methodist congregations.

Mobilize Your Church

If domestic violence is a new issue for you, here's how to help raise awareness in your church.


Take Action

Download our survey!
Already working on domestic violence in your church and community? Use this survey to inquire the effects of domestic violence. 
PDF: Portable Document File Download the PDF version (PDF, 147KB) included on Page 3 of this flyer.


Tools & Resources

I Believe You: Faiths' Response to Intimate Partner Violence
Watch the trailer for this film that explores the stories of survivors of abuse and the response of faith groups to address their needs. The program is filled with the hard won wisdom of survivors and the insight and understanding of clergy and program leaders including Harriett J. Olson, General Secretary, United Methodist Women. Order the video here.

"I Believe You" Discussion Guide
Designed for small groups of United Methodist men and women, this guide is based on the documentary "I Believe You: Faiths’ Response to Intimate Partner Violence."

How to Help a Victim of Domestic Violence
Share information and resources with victims so that they can make the best decisions for themselves, whether you're a friend, clergy, or health care professional.

Download and share our infographic on domestic violence.

"What Every Congregation Needs to Know About Domestic Violence"
Download the free brochure from Faith Trust Institute.


For more information about the Domestic Violence Initiative of United Methodist Women, contact:

The Office of Child and Family Advocacy
212-682-3633
domesticviolence@unitedmethodistwomen.org 

CCUN/UMOUN
777 UN Plaza, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10017

 
 

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