A great starting point to getting involved with Families Living Violence Free would be attending our Community Events. Additionally, if you see a victim, please tell them about Our Services.
Another great way to start participating is placing our information in public areas, businesses, and churches.
Abuse is a big problem within Granville County. To make real impact, we must increase the level of involvement, care, and resources targeting domestic and sexual abuse. You can help us grow by hosting a house party, or inviting us to present to your business, church, club, or school for presentations and training. To learn more about these unique opportunities, please contact Kellie Velez.
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If you move to escape abuse, you can join the Address Confidentiality Program and have your first-class mail sent to a substitute address chosen by the Attorney General’s office. We forward your mail to you and keep your new address secret.
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October 28, 2107 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Cornerstone Christian Community 3237 Knotts Grove Road Oxford, NC 27565
An annual workshop for clergy, church leaders and the faith-based community. The presenter’s material is based upon Scripture, North Carolina laws related to domestic violence and the book, Abigail’s Veil (available on Amazon.com). The workshop includes live testimonials of victims, survivors and family members of domestic violence victims. The cost is free but participants are ask to donate personal hygiene products at the door. All donations will be distributed to local domestic violence advocacy agencies.
Judge Carolyn J. Thompson, Abigail’s Veil Ministry Founder
Organizer of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRAINING FOR THE FAITH-BASED COMMUNITY District Court Judge Carolyn J. Thompson is an ordained minister and author of Abigail’s Veil: A Domestic Violence Handbook for Clergy and Church Leaders. Serving as a family law attorney for over 10 years before becoming a judge, she encountered countless cases of victims who endured violence because of religious stigma, church shame and misinformed pastoral guidance. The workshop encourages an open discussion and problem-solving atmosphere among those wanting faith-based solutions to domestic violence.
We honor families as the life of our community – where dreams are born, children are nurtured and adults find purpose. Because many members of our community who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault are denied these rights to quality of life and to basic human dignity, Families Living Violence Free is dedicated to empowering Granville County families to live safe, non-violent lives.