Imagine a world where families effected by domestic violence don’t have to pack up and leave their homes, schools, friends, and neighbors like refugees in a warzone to escape the danger of intimate partner violence. Imagine if the abuser could go to a safe, warm home where professional interventionists would help them learn to be kind, involved partners and parents. Imagine if those people who have used violence had a support team to help them navigate the shame of being accountable for their hurtful actions and to develop skills for making changes in their lines and the lives of their children and partners. A place where they could talk about wanting to be a peaceful person who can let a relationship dissolve without spiraling into fear and self-blame.
A place where they can learn how to be a gentle parent. A place where they can learn about what it means to grow out of violence.
If you can imagine this as a reality, you have imagined….My Aunties’ House.