Domestic violence affects not only the women or men who are abused by their intimate partners, but also the children who live with these adults. Children have very different perspectives about the violence in their families, and they are often impacted in ways that adults may not even consider.
Our Court Advocates empower and counsel survivors by providing emotional and public support as requested. The Morning Star Advocacy Program was established in 1997 with one part-time advocate assisting victims of domestic violence in Davidson County General Sessions Court. Read More.
Finding a safe and confidential place to live after leaving the abusive relationship can be very challenging, made even more formidable if children are involved. Morning Star Sanctuary has established a 32-bed emergency shelter that is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The Mentoring Program was established in 1999 as a safety net for Survivors when they exit the Morning Star Sanctuary. This program seeks to empower women to achieve self-sufficiency through counseling, education and financial literacy training.