Utah’s few domestic violence shelters are full.
And moving to a shelter, like refugees fleeing a warzone, requires women to uproot their lives, and take their children away from their homes, their friends, their schools and other social support systems that build strength and resistance.
This further traumatizes victims and children who have already been through so much.
The current paradigm taxes an already overburdened system, increases homelessness, and trauma for children, and inadvertently promotes recidivism and more violence.
There must be a better way to end violence in our families and to end violence in our communities.
What if, rather than asking victims to leave their homes, a residential treatment center for perpetrators existed? This is the foundational idea behind the Beit Noam project.
Here at Amethyst Center for Healing, we’re working tirelessly to make this vision a reality. Click below to find out how you can help or donate to the project.