The Faith Community Action Group has an immediate need for leadership! This group has been nurtured for the past four years by Dianne Juhl. Dianne has asked for a new Chair of this committee to be appointed. If you have an interest in Chairing or Co-chairing this group, please contact the Task Force. This committee has truly lived up to its name "Community Action Group". This group has done real work in our/ your community! Training, mentoring, motivating, conscious raising work that has caused the issue of D.V. to be recognized by the faith community.
Their most recent community event, on October 16th was their annual Faith Forum co-sponsored by the Task Force and the YWCA as part of the national "Week without Violence". Click here to see the newspaper article.
Faith Community Action Group - Year 2001 Projects.
Please plan to join a
working committee for one of these social action projects!
Brochure Distribution Campaign: Calling all country churches or religious
communities and inviting them to use available brochures about domestic
violence and religion. The goal initially is to get information to women
who are in abusive situations. The brochures have been most effective when
placed in women's restrooms, as well as in public places in the church. The
1st 50 brochures (and holders) are free.
DV Housing Fund Campaign: Calling all county churches to create and sustain
a monetary fund for domestic violence survivors and their children who are
homeless. The fund would pay for temporary motel stays ($50 a night) when
the DV shelter or emergency housing is unavailable. The fund might also be
used to subsidize apartment application credit checks ($35), apartment
rental deposit ($100-300), or utilities payments.
Kitsap County DV Summit Workshop: Plan and implement a workshop related to
domestic or dating violence and religious issues. The Summit is scheduled
for October 2 at the same facility as last year for the retreat (Crossroads
Church). Faith break-out session is planned to focus attention on housing issues.
Faith Forum: Plan and implement a panel discussion related to domestic or
dating violence and religious issues. Hosted by the YWCA of Kitsap County
during October's Week Without Violence (typically the 3rd week in October).
Proposed theme is "Dealing with the Reality of Domestic Violence in our
Churches" . Typically, the audience for this forum is clergy and lay
leaders. Panel discussion is focused on religious leaders describing their
response to domestic violence situations involving parishioners -
victims/survivors and abusers.
Power and Control Assessment Tool: Invite clergy and religious/faith
leaders to join a working group that will create a tool to assess power and
control dynamics when doing couples counseling.
Faith Community Action Group,
Kitsap Country Domestic Violence Task Force