• Sheltering Wings Hosts Faith Based Training

    August 31, 2010 No comments

    Sheltering Wings is hosting its annual training event for the faith based community on Tuesday, September 7 at 7:00pm at the Hendricks County Senior Center in Danville, Indiana. The focus of the training is to educate church and other faith based leaders on how to recognize domestic violence and help members of their congregations who are dealing with abuse.

     The training will consist of a four-member panel addressing the topic, “What Local Churches Are Doing About Domestic Violence.” The panel will include a church elder, small group leader, ministry leader and senior minister. Each panel member will describe what his/her church has done or is currently doing regarding domestic violence in or through the church. More specifically, the panel members will address the following ministry efforts of their churches: one church’s response to a domestic violence situation in their own congregation, ministering to a DV survivor through a small group, developing and working through a DV ministry in the church, and the “Stepping Stones” ministry. Panel members will structure their presentations to include a description of their ministry and what motivated the beginning of the ministry, the benefits experienced, problems and pitfalls encountered and what they would do differently, and recommendations for churches interested in developing a similar ministry. A question and answer session will conclude the meeting.

     Sheltering Wings is the only domestic violence shelter located in Hendricks County, Indiana, providing emergency housing for women and their dependent children suffering from domestic abuse. Since opening its doors in January of 2002 850 women and 1,050 children have called the shelter home. Each is provided immediate needs assessments, support groups, life skills classes, on-site therapy and connections with community resources. 

    Contact:  Mary Williams, Chief Development Officer, Sheltering Wings, phone 317.718.0735, fax 317.718.0743, email mwilliams@shelteringwings.org, and web site www.shelteringwings.org

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