The Family Safety Center is excited to screen Private Violence, a documentary by filmmaker Cynthia Hill that shatters the brutality of a common logic – why doesn’t she just leave? – through the eyes of two survivors. As we kick off National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we hope you will join us as we watch […]
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Help us improve the delivery of services at Family Safety Center! Facilitators from Family Safety Center and the Assisi Foundation want to hear from you about your experiences at the FSC. Your opinion is important in helping us provide the best service for victims and their families. If you would like to participate in a […]
The Salvation Army is using “the dress” in a powerful new ad asking the question, “why is it so hard to see black and blue?” Vernetta Edelman spoke with WREG News Channel 3 about the bold question. Read more here.
After three years of planning, we were honored to sign the Blueprint for Safety along with Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, U.S. Atty. Ed Stanton III and Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich. We are so proud to be a part of this initiative that we believe will make positive strides […]
When the Family Safety Center officially opened in 2012 as one location with multiple partner agencies providing civil, criminal, health and social services for victims of domestic violence, we knew the journey to an ultimate goal of significantly reducing incidents of domestic violence would be long and arduous. To start, domestic violence is not an […]
Members of the Memphis Police Department’s Clergy Academy came together to speak out against DV during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In addition to a billboard campaign and dedicating Sunday sermons to address DV with their congregations, called Speak Out Sundays, pastors utilized fliers and posters around their churches to encourage members that either knew […]
Two domestic violence homicides hit home with Family Safety Center staff in September. The Tri-State Defender reports on those and speaks with FSC’s Gwen Turner and Vernetta Eddleman. Read the full story here.
Victims of domestic violence can easily become overwhelmed and feel overburdened trying to meet court requirements. Read about those challenges as well as how the Family Safety Center aims to ease the process for victims in a recent Commercial Appeal here.
The Family Safety Center along with the Exchange Club Family Center have shifted from grantees to official Shelby County business partners. Read the Commercial Appeal story here.
While reports show that overall domestic violence numbers are down, incidents reported by someone in a same-sex relationship have increased. It may not reflect an actual increase in incidents, but it could show that the LGBTQ community is becoming more comfortable with coming forward. Read the Memphis Flyer’s full report here.
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