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Places that Help: Federal
Updated: October 18, 2018
*MARYLAND ONLY* Muslimat Al-Nissaa
Muslimat Al Nisaa Shelter & Healthy Solutions Wellness Ministry, originally organized in 1987, is a non-profit organization established to provide culturally sensitive health, education and social services to Muslim community women and children. They offer ministry, education, job training, and shelter to Muslim women who are living with domestic violence.
Catholics for Family Peace
Catholics for Family Peace provides education, resources, and research that help pastoral leaders recognize domestic abuse and respond with compassion.
Faith Trust Institute
An interdenominational educational center, providing material and training to religious communities, with the aim of the prevention of sexual and domestic violence. They offer training, workshops, videos, books and publications to help those who work within the faith community to combat domestic abuse.
FOCUS Ministries is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to offering hope, encouragement, education, and assistance to women and families who are living with domestic violence. FOCUS Ministries also offers education and training for individuals, churches, and organizations who want to help. They also offer support groups and retreats for Christian women leaving domestic violence, as well as a support network specifically for pastors’ wives whose husbands are abusive.
Peaceful Families Project
The Peaceful Families Project is a Muslim-led organization which aims to end domestic violence in Muslim communities. PFP provides technical assistance for advocates and a directory of Muslim-specific domestic violence organizations.
Project Sakinah is an initiative of Dar al Islam, and is a grassroots movement to change people’s behavior. They work to gather advocates, imams, survivors, families and friends to work together to address the needs of Muslim families. Project Sakinah has a directory of organizations which offer counseling, shelter, community outreach, legal, medical and religious services to Muslim people.
The Alliance for Faith-Based Efforts to End Domestic Violence
The Alliance for Faith-Based Efforts to End Domestic Violence is a project of the Institute of Family Violence Studies, and offers resources and training for clergy.
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