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Violence Intervention & Prevention

In every church, of every faith, we can be certain that victims, survivors, and abusers are present.  

Family violence can be physical, sexual and/or psychological attacks. It can take the form of isolation and economic coercion intended to control another person. The victim or the abuser may be a parent, child, spouse, sibling, elderly parent or former/current partner.

By educating our congregation on family violence and abuse, we hope to:

  • Create an atmosphere of openness and support for victims.
  • Serve as a conduit for directing anyone in the church to receive help.
  • Be known as a “safe church” for anyone who needs help.

Our goal is to educate victims on the options available to them and to provide support and guidance as they seek a life free of violence and abuse.

Domestic and family violence has reached epidemic proportions in our country and our communities. Texas leads the nation in deaths as a result of domestic violence and no group is immune to its devastating effects. As a congregation, we represent a strong voice in the community. While we alone cannot eliminate family violence, we can work together to make a difference.

The statistics are:

  • 1 in every 4 women will be a victim of family violence
  • 1 in 3 teens will experience violence in a dating relationship
  • every 12 seconds a woman is battered in the United States...

You are not alone! First Frisco cares.  The goal of V.I.P. is to reach out to anyone who is affected by domestic violence and let those in need know there is hope.  

For more information, please contact the church at 972-335-4380 or info@friscofumc.org.