Faith Collaboratives

Mobilizing Faith Communities to Prevent Domestic Violence
Faith communities are sanctuaries of trust, safety, and guidance with the potential to impact the health of their members and the broader community. For the past eight years, with support from CDPH/VPU and more recently from the Blue Shield of California Foundation, TC-TAT has been working with interfaith leaders and domestic violence advocates from throughout California to build a faith-based community response to domestic violence. TC-TAT has provided training and support to more than 950 faith and domestic violence leaders and worked in-depth with 24 teams to implement long-term changes in policies and practices within faith institutions. 

Results from this project include:

  • Established “model” churches, synagogues and mosques that adopted safe sanctuary statements and addressed prevention in sermons, pre-marital counseling, and youth programs.
  • Faith leaders have joined prevention collaboratives, increasing their knowledge of domestic violence prevention and reaching out to their peers.
  • Advocates have deepened insight on how to advance prevention within faith communities.
  • For more resources, download "Online Toolkit: One in Spirit."