One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
Domestic Violence has been named as one
of the primary causes of homelessness for women.
Domestic Violence cost employers $70
billion in medical cost and lost productivity from work.
The woman next door or just around the corner from you could be victims of domestic or sexual violence. Sisters Empowerment Network, Inc., offer services and programs to such victims who are experiencing turbulent transition regaining control of their lives, and the lives of their children.
Sisters Empowerment Network, Inc., believes that empowerment is the cornerstone of women's progress and further believe that domestic violence is not someone else's business, it's everyone's business. Its impact extends to the workplace and our communities. Domestic violence does not discriminate. Victims come from diverse ethnic. socio-economic and religious backgrounds, and are our friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members. SEN understands that domestic violence is a reality, our goal is to convey the message that all women deserves to live a peaceful, violence free life.
All Women Are One
She is a women like you are. She is a mother like you are. She is a worker like you are. She is independent, loving and caring like you are. Yet, because you live in one place and she lives in another, or because your life style is different from hers, people tell us we are not alike. But we can see the difference in each other's beliefs, because our instinctive ideals are the same and we seek the same goals. People tell us we are not alike. We know better, We are all one.
Sisters Empowerment Network, Inc.
P. O. Box 742622
Riverdale, Georgia 30274
678.642.5633 - 678.489.3687 (fax)
Staffed 24 hours a day by trained counselors, hotlines provide crisis assistance and information about shelters, legal advocacy, health care centers, and counseling
IF YOU ARE IN DANGER, PLEASE CALL 911
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Sisters Empowerment Network
For Information, Programs, Services & Referrals
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV)
Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center
770.477.2177 24-hour crisis line
Clayton County Association Against Family Violence (a/ka/)
Securus House 770.961.7233 (SAFE) crisis line
Who are the victims of domestic violence? Statistics reflect
that 95% of domestic violence victims are women, although
men are also victims. But regardless of who is being victimized, domestic violence is a serious problem that needs to be addressed.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, homicides is the leading cause of death of women in the workplace
The Sisters Empowerment Network, Inc. provides a positive environment where women can make life choices for themselves and their children that are safe, respectful and healthy. Our focus is to create a unified, diverse, inclusive community where women are free to live a peaceful, productive life.
Sisters Empowerment Network, Inc. is working in the communities in which we live, work and serve. Show your support for our mission to change the attitudes and institutions that foster and perpetuate violence in our community. Your donations also shows your support for reducing the incidence of domestic violence and provides you the opportunity to "give back" to the community. Sisters Empowerment Network, Inc. is a non-profit organization, most donations and sponsorship's provides attractive tax benefits.
WHO IS AT RISK FOR DATING VIOLENCE
Studies show that people who harm their dating partners are more depressed
and are more aggressive than peers. Other factors that increase risk for
harming a dating partner include:
• Trauma symptoms
• Alcohol use
• Having a friend involved in dating violence
• Having problem behaviors in other areas
• Belief that dating violence is acceptable
• Exposure to harsh parenting
• Exposure to inconsistent discipline
• Lack of parental supervision, monitoring and warmth
SAFE DATES TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS
History of the Sisters Empowerment Network, Inc.
Founded in 2003, the Sisters Empowerment Network, Inc. began when the founder Veda Brown called a meeting with a group of her friends to discuss issues and concerns that affect women which included the a conversation on devastating impact of domestic violence in the United States and its impact on destroying the cohesiveness in the family unit. In 2006, SEN was incorporated as a not-for profit organization.
For 10 years, Sisters Empowerment Network, Inc. (SEN) has been committed to supporting women and girls, including victims of domestic violence and the community at large through information, resources, referrals and services which includes but not limited to: career services, financial management, parenting, in addition to counseling and legal services.
To date our professional and caring staff, and volunteers provide our services annually to women and girls in the Clayton County and surrounding communities, relying exclusively on donations from individuals, local and corporate businesses and foundations to maintain our fundamental programs.
What is a HopeLine Phone?
Sisters Empowerment Network, Inc. offers HopeLine phones refurbished phones that are equipped with 3,000 anytime minutes of airtime and texting capabilities. They come with Verizon Wireless Nationwide Coverage, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling, Caller ID, Basic Voice Mail and texting. HopeLine phones are available to survivors of domestic violence to stay in contact with their love ones... giving them and their family members peace of mind as they transition from an abusive relationship.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the HopeLine Phone Program.
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was the first major law to help government agencies and victim advocates work together to fight domestic violence, sexual assault, and other types of violence against women. It created new punishments for certain crimes and started programs to prevent violence and help victims. Over the years, the law has been expanded to provide more programs and services.
Domestic Violence is a pattern of behavior that one partner uses against the other. The behaviors are directed at gaining and maintaining control over the victim.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE affects one in four women. It strikes more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. Yet more than one-third of Americans have never discussed it.
Walk/Run Against Domestic Violence
Saturday, October 18, 2014
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Riverdale Town Center
7210 Church Street, Riverdale, GA
SEPTEMBER 2 - OCTOBER 3, 2014
We're super excited to let you know that Sisters Empowerment Network, Inc. is part of The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge, a fundraising campaign launched by Allstate.
To give back, they will be donating $500,000 to ignite public awareness and fundraising for charities benefiting domestic violence survivors. The charity that raises the most throughout the Challenge will get a $100,000 donation. Second place gets $75,000, third gets $50,000, fourth gets $25,000 and 5th-10th each get $10,000. We're out to raise as much money as possible for our cause so we can win the $100,000 grand prize donation.