Advocacy for Victims of Abuse
Advocacy for Victims of Abuse (AVA) is a ministry of Crossview Covenant Church. AVA is focused on shining Christ’s light on the sin of domestic violence. AVA provides resources for victims of abuse and education on the issue of domestic violence.
Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of abusive behavior that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threat of actions that influence another person. This includes behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone. Spiritual abuse is what often prevents women in the church from coming forward.
Click on the below links to learn more about domestic violence and to learn if you are in a healthy or abuse relationship:
A Broken Trust: An article written by Jenny Rae Armstrong that focuses on the epidemic of domestic violence.
For local assistance, please call CADA (Support, education, advocacy and emergency shelter) Victim Services at 507-625-8688