At Safe Haven, we understand how difficult it can be to support a victim-survivor of domestic abuse, but we also understand the important role the church plays in supporting those affected by this type of violence.
Did you know that survivors of domestic violence are more likely to disclose their experience with abuse to pastors and ministry leaders than any other helping profession?
Safe Haven’s certification program creates a safe space for faith leaders to develop supportive skills, create concrete response plans, and feel supported in times of crisis.
This training is applicable for pastors and ministry leaders, but also lay individuals that are called to learn more and provide more support in times of crisis.
“Pastors tend to ignore domestic violence if they can. Having been a pastor before I became a chaplain, I understand why, remembering my own discomfort. I felt unsure of what to do and fearful of making a bad situation worse. It was so easy to do nothing.”
-Rev. Kathryn Willoughby Weed