February 14, Tuesday evening from 7:00-8:00pm, Stephen Ministry will focus on the pervasive and devastating issue of abuse and domestic violence.
- Nationally, one in four women has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime.
- Nearly three out of four (74%) of Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence.
- Approximately one in five female high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.
- Nationally, the health-related costs of intimate partner violence exceed $5.8 billion each year.
But there is hope and there is help. Locally, there are several excellent agencies and groups which offer abuse victims a life-line in the midst of their darkest emotional and physical pain. One such group is ARMS.
Come meet Stacey Womack, Executive Director of ARMS. Abuse Recovery Ministry and Services is a faith-based, interdenominational organization. It provides educational counseling and awareness to individuals faced with domestic abuse. The ARMS program encourages beliefs and behaviors that heal and promote healthy lifestyles. As founder of ARMS, Stacey Womack is a notable leader, author and speaker of abuse recovery and we are pleased to have her with us.
Stephen Ministry welcomes you to join us in Room 160 (downstairs by the MAX entry), Tuesday evening, 7:00-8:00 pm this February 14.