“I knew this is what God wanted me to do” says Absolute Moving Service owner Phil McLendon who provides free moving services to help Fayette Cares relocate victims of domestic violence.
Savings Program Creates Financial Stability for Victims Victims trapped in abusive relationships feel powerless under the control of a partner who not only hurts them physically and emotionally but also ruins their credit, restricts access to money, prevents them from having a job, or tightly monitors their spending. If you can only think about getting […]
Click here to view this article in 2019 Summer Newsletter At the crime scene a Somerville Police Officer passes his phone to a frightened woman. He has just completed a domestic violence Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) screen and the victim flags as “high-danger”. After expressing great concern for her safety she agrees to talk to a […]
Fayette Cares enhanced partnerships with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department by taking steps to implement the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP). The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department hosted a LAP Train-the-Trainer co-facilitated by Fayette Cares LAP Coordinator Amy Johnson and Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy Instructor Teddy Murphy. Deputies partner with Fayette Cares to predict and prevent domestic violence, helping high-danger victims get lifesaving services, and working with judges and prosecutors to keep abusers off the streets.
Homeless, battling addiction, and having lost custody of her son, Jessica found herself at rock bottom. Discouraged and ashamed, she feared this dark time in her life would last forever.
“Some argue that I was too young to remember but I can see it like it was yesterday.” Somerville Police Officer Geoffrey DePriest was a small child when he first saw his mother being severely beaten by his father.
Financial abuse is an invisible weapon used in 99% of domestic violence cases, which is why Fayette Cares has teamed up with the Allstate Foundation and tennis champion Serena Williams to raise awareness of financial abuse.
Each year, more women are touched by domestic violence than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. October welcomes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), a time when Fayette Cares shines a light on programs for awareness, education, and prevention. Domestic violence touches every aspect of a community. It fills emergency rooms and morgues. […]
After a terrible tragedy we often think, “If we could only predict the future we could save lives.” That’s exactly what your support of Fayette Cares is helping to do. Using an innovative approach to intimate partner homicide prevention, Fayette Cares will be working with law enforcement to initiate a Lethality Assessment Program (LAP). Studies […]
The statistics are staggering. Studies show 99% of all domestic violence situations include financial abuse, making it difficult for victims to break free and stay free. To help breakdown this barrier to safety, Fayette Cares has collaborated with the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence and will receive a grant from the Allstate […]