Violence in our communities is seemingly at an all time high. Domestic violence has reached epidemic proportions; there has not been a sufficient response from the church or the faith communities at large. Traditionally these communities have responded to the homeless, the needy, the incarcerated, and the cast a ways, but strangely have been voiceless and absent when it comes to responding to domestic violence situations.
Domestic Violence can be and is a very complex subject matter and cannot be most effectively addressed by any one entity or organization. The issue of domestic violence transcends color, race, gender, class, ethnicities, sexual orientation or preference. Faith Communities must be equipped and educated to address this critical epidemic of domestic violence because Domestic Violence often times exists in our congregations and our communities directly affecting 3 to 4 million women per year, millions of children and thousands of other victims. The Faith Communities must get a Godly perspective on the horrors of domestic violence and how to respond to it.
Destiny By Choice, Inc. is vested in addressing the issue of domestic violence from a culturally specific, competent, and relevant viewpoint. Our desire is to ensure the “one size fits all” narrative is not perpetuated but through empowerment, education, advocacy and awareness will lead to effective advocacy, safer and stronger families.