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1 in 4 women in our community will be victims of domestic violence in their lives, and their freedom will be taken away. They will be held like prisoners in their own homes, while their abuser exerts control over their work schedule, their bank account, cuts them off from friends and family while inflicting physical and emotional pain. Reaching these victims can be hard because their abuser has kept them so isolated. #FaithForFreedom is a campaign in which DCFOF is partnering with faith congregations all across Denton County with three goals:
To raise awareness of domestic violence in congregations across the county, and make our services known to any potential victims
To raise funds for the clients that we serve through special offerings and/or in-kind donations in those congregations
To build a relationship of trust between the faith communities and our agency in order to know how to connect clients with a congregation of their faith and access to community resources
How it works:
Get involved! Opportunities range from hosting drives to volunteering; take the pledge and we will get you connected with the opportunity that's right for your congregation.
Follow the campaign by liking our Facebook page!
The #FaithForFreedom Impact:
In 2017, faith organizations from around the County donated over $15,000 in money and needed items to DCFOF. The enormity of this generosity is so humbling for us. From houseware items donated by the Kol Ami Congregation, to monthly contributions from congregations like Immaculate Conception Church, those resources go such a long way for our clients in need. Escaping domestic violence can be a long and hard road, but knowing that the community is 100% behind them is an empowering feeling for so many of the people we serve. We are so appreciative of our #FaithfulFriends, and can't wait to see what 2018 holds for this amazing campaign!