M.E.R.C.Y. House Ministry was approved to co-host a virtual domestic violence workshop, with our newest community partner, Progressive Life Center.
This is one of the organizations that M.E.R.C.Y. House ministry provides quarterly Safe Haven Grab and Go Bags (for domestic abused victims)
Participants Registration required before December 2nd, Progressive Life Center link at: https://progressivelifecenter.org/dvzoom to receive zoom information and login the week of workshop.
M.E.R.C.Y. House (Mountain Top Emergency Resource Center for You) and Progressive Life Center will co-host Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Virtual Workshop for Bystander Education. Professionals will educate, open a dialogue about domestic violence, dating violence and family violence. The training will teach safety and security means, community will identify signs of emotional, mental, verbal, physical and psychological abuse, support and guide congregants experiencing or witnessing abuse, become proactive in working to prevent all forms of abuse.
The Mission of St. Stephen Baptist Church M.E.R.C.Y. House Ministry, established in 2007 by Bishop Lanier C. Twyman, Sr., Senior Pastor, is to demonstrate God’s love by alleviating human needs and suffering in this community and beyond. Our Ministry combats hunger, deprivation, and physical affliction with provision of food, clothing, referrals to shelter, medical care, and other necessities of life. Healing this community and beyond, lives are transformed through Christ’s love, grace, and compassion. Ephesians 3:14–19 and Isaiah 61:1, 3, 4.
The African American church has and still is the center of communities. As we break down barriers offering comfort, refuge, guidance, and a church home for individuals and families, we hope to begin the process of healing. Often individuals look for resources and services within their community before reaching out to agencies or law enforcement. St. Stephen Baptist Church and M.E.R.C.Y. House Ministry have developed partnerships with nonprofit partners supporting individuals seeking to escape abusive relationships.