Our logo: The black tree represents sin that came into the world through disobedience of Adam and Eve by eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 2:17. The white cross in the middle of the black tree signifies Christ who died to redeem man from his sin, John 19:17-18. The red circle is symbolic of the blood which Jesus Christ shed for all people who would believe on Him for the forgiveness of their sin. From the fall to the cross renewing the mind is an inside job.
WHO: We are Renewal Center for Battered Women Ministries, 501c3 Non-Profit Organization.
MISSION: Renewal Center for Battered Women Ministries is dedicated to serve clients by helping to remove distress of domestic violence/sex abuse through education counseling, guidance, and assistance in making better life choices through biblical principles and practical application.
WHAT we do: We are an after care service: after the crises, after the shelters, after relocation, after trying to put your life back together there needs to be a renewal/transforming, a change of the mind. We educate the clients/ survivors about DV through education: we endeavor to renew their minds by enlightenment, empowerment and encouragement by Word of God and practical hands on applications.
SERVICES: We provide DV training: red flags signaling signs of possible violence. DV workshops, Sex abuse/ sex assault education which include campus safety. Our education includes self-acceptance; self-awareness; self-respect and self-determination.
We offer individual counseling for those who need help on a intimate personal level. We work with client where they are in life. We believe that the client is the best authority on the issues surrounding their lives. We help them to discover the best way to resolve those concerns, using the best alternatives available to them.
INFORMATION: How the Church can help in response to DV in the Christian home.
We offer the survivors a unique support group; catharsis group offers the survivors an outlet, a platform to talk about their particular problem.
By definition catharsis means: to cleanse, purifying the emotion that brings about spiritual renewal or release from tension…by bringing it to consciousness and affording expression. Webster Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary.
The group assist clients in moving from being wounded to being healed through spiritual, social and practical support. The group endeavors to instill in its members five beneficial factors: a better perspective of self; hope for their situation; acceptance of self; helping others; and knowing they are not alone in their struggles.
Life Coaching and Support
We Educate clients about domestic violence and abuse which is primary in stopping abuse in their lives, and in the lives of their families. We also enlist prayer and the Word of God to evoke lasting changes in the lives of survivors.
Most survivors after years of abuse find themselves financially and emotionally unstable to care for themselves and their children.
Some survivors of abuse may lack the emotional tenacity to advocate for themselves and their children. We instill life changing skills to help them in the process such as: self-acceptance, self-awareness, self-determination.
In the life coaching and support module clients are educated as to the root cause of the abuse, and how they may unknowingly perpetuate the abuse in their lives and in the lives of their children and other family members. The client is shown from the Word of God that it is not His will for them to be abused. By employing practical application of activities learned the client is empowered to take charge of her/his life pursuing a lifestyle free of violence and abuse.
Community Education: Provide DV training, sex abuse education, and preventive strategies appropriated for clients/survivors of DV, groups and organization. Brochures, posters, website content about domestic violence and abuse is available. Community resources and other services are available.
Referrals. Resources regarding employment in public and private sectors, health, public assistance, and unemployment assistance programs, WIC, Pregnancies Programs, Healthy Moms and Babies are available.
WHEN: When were we established, and received our tax status in September 28, 2012.
WHERE: Where are we located? We are currently in the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship 1451 S. Elm-Eugene, Ste 2009, Greensboro, NC 27406.
All services are free of charge. Except for agencies that have the ability to pay. There will be a sliding scale fees for clients who are able to pay.
-Mental Health assessment
-Alcohol drug counseling
Volunteer Opportunities available
Below is a group picture of our speakers and event providers for our July 2015 fundraiser held at the Nussbaum Center For Entrepreneurship in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Renewal Center May 2016 Newsletter
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Bringing new things in 2016!
Know Your Rights: Title IX
The problem with rape or any sexual assault is that it’s a private yet public concern. Sexual assault and rape in particular is a societal issue that must be dealt with effectively to stop its perpetuation. Rape is a nightmare which refuses to go away, and it can follow you all the days of your life, unless there has been sufficient closure for the victim of the sexual abuse. We can help walk you through the trauma of the abuse, and help you to resolve the nagging problem which often takes the form of post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from a natural and a biblical perspective.
Know Your Rights: Title IX Prohibits Sexual Harassment1 and Sexual Violence Where You Go to School
1 Use of the term “sexual harassment” throughout this document includes sexual violence unless otherwise noted.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. All public and private elementary and secondary schools, school districts, colleges, and universities (hereinafter “schools”) receiving any Federal funds must comply with Title IX. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.
Below is additional information regarding the specific requirements of Title IX as they pertain to sexual harassment and sexual violence.
What are a school’s responsibilities to address sexual harassment and sexual violence?
• A school has a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively. If a school knows or reasonably should know about sexual harassment or sexual violence that creates a hostile environment, the school must take immediate action to eliminate the sexual harassment or sexual violence, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.
• Even if a student or his or her parent does not want to file a complaint or does not request that the school take any action on the student’s behalf, if a school knows or reasonably should know about possible sexual harassment or sexual violence, it must promptly investigate to determine what occurred and then take appropriate steps to resolve the situation.
• A criminal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment or sexual violence does not relieve the school of its duty under Title IX to resolve complaints promptly and equitably.
If you want to learn more about your rights, or if you believe that a school district, college, or university is violating Federal law, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at (800) 421-3481 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to fill out a complaint form online, you may do so at: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html.