The Fourth Annual Domestic Violence Summit, will held September 27th at the University of Memphis, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in the University Center Ballroom.

Discussions will focus on domestic violence in Memphis and Shelby County. Resources for domestic violence survivors will be presented by Memphis area agencies.

Sponsored by the University of Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College, and the Athena Project.

For more information call 901/678-3973 (Dr. Gayle Beck).


The Family Safety Center Needs You!



The Family Safety Center is one location that effectively combines civil, criminal, health and social services for victims of family violence.

By co-locating the services of our 31 partner agencies in one location, Family Safety Center is able to better serve the hurting families of Memphis and Shelby County who are caught up in the trauma of domestic violence. We provide assistance to the victims and help them navigate through the many services available to them. Ultimately, we strive to reduce incidents of domestic violence and strengthen families in Memphis and Shelby County.


Due to our increase in clients receiving Emergency Housing services, we are in immediate need of the following items:


  • Pots and pans
  • Dishes
  • Utensils
  • Can openers
  • Gently used/clean/and or new Bedding
  • New Towels
  • Pillows
  • Can openers (manual or electric)

You can donate items during our office hours  MondayFriday from 8 AM – 4:30 PM. If you need additional information, please contact Mia Harvey at 901.222.4424 or



Save the date on the morning of April 16 to participate in the Race Against Sexual Violence 5K at Shelby Farms. This event is serving as a fundraiser and as a vehicle to raise awareness about sexual violence and the services available to victims and survivors.

Looking for runners, volunteers and vendors. If you’d like to run just click on the link below and register at The registration fee is $25.  If you’d like to volunteer or be present as a vendor for your organization just let me know.

Thanks Everyone,

Kevin Reed

Click Here To Register

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Project STAND Against Domestic Violence – Join us Oct 25th at 4 pm at the Esplanade for an afternoon of awareness, live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres & more! The highlights of the event will include a soul-stirring tribute to survivors (STILL STANDING TRIBUTE) as well as a Love Lights Ceremony for loved ones that we have lost to domestic violence. Please purchase your ticket today & show your support. If you cannot attend you can make a donation of any amount on our secure website & STAND with us as we stand against domestic violence. #projectSTAND #iSTAND


Golf tournament benefiting Family Safety Center

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 AM

Shotgun start at 1 PM

Links at Galloway Golf Course

This year marks the inaugural golf tournament benefiting the Family Safety Center. The exciting event will feature lunch, a variety of contests, as well as a silent auction featuring box seats to a St. Louis Cardinals game, overnight stays at various Tunica casinos and autographed merchandise from Marc Gasol, Avery Williamson, Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema and more.  For more information about sponsorships or playing in the tournament, please contact Jordan Moore at

Neighborhood Block Party: Stompin’ out Domestic Violence & Finding a cure for Breast Cancer Forum

Saturday, Oct. 17 @ 10 AM to 1 PM

Orange Mound Community Center, 2572 Park Avenue

Public asked to donate toiletries, cash or purchase official t-shirt; donations will benefit the YWCA Shelter for Abused Women and Children and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Sponsored by Men of Tau Iota Sigma, Memphis Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma, and Orange Mound Community Center

Speak out Sunday

Sunday, Oct 18

Pastors and faith leaders from throughout Memphis will join together to draw attention to Domestic Violence through Speak Out Sunday.  That Sunday, efforts of members from United Against Violence Memphis (UAV901) will be realized when pastors at many Memphis churches preach a message about domestic violence.

Leading up to the event UAV901 is asking churches to participate and encourage their congregation to show their support by wearing purple and help in the effort to shine the light on, and end, domestic violence.

“Celebrating our Differences” – FFUN’s 6th Annual Multicultural Unity in the Community Picnic

Sunday, Oct 18 @ 1:30 – 4 PM

Audubon Park @ corner of Park and South Goodlett

Guest speakers, free food and entertainment

For more information, call Stevie Moore @ 502-7387 or email stevei!

Domestic Violence and How to Break the Cycle

Monday, Oct 19 @ 3- 4 PM

Poplar-White Station Branch Library, 5094 Poplar Avenue

Speaker from Family Safety Center

For information, call 415-2777.

Domestic Violence Summit & Community Forum

Saturday, Oct 24 – Registration @ 8 AM; event begins @ 9:15 AM

Greater Imani Church Cathedral of Faith, 3824 Austin Peay Highway

Featuring US Attorney Edward Stanton III and Assistant Director – Attorney General – Domestic Violence Marianne Bell. Sponsored by Shelby County Crime Victims Center, FBI, Circle of Life, Family Safety Center, Memphis Child Advocacy Center and YWCA

RSVP to 337-3460 or 949-9334 or email or

Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Saturday, Oct 24 @ 10 Am – noon

Frayser Branch Library, 3712 Argonne

Call 415-2768 to register.

What now? Domestic Violence Awareness Forum

Saturday, Oct 24 @ 10 AM- noon

Dominion Church, 794 East Raines Rd.

Tickets $5 on EventBrite.

Hit to not be Hit

Monday, Oct 26 @ 6 – 7:30 PM

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Meeting Room C

This workshop will teach self-defense tactics to outmaneuver attackers and make smart decisions to stay safe.

Call 415-2734 for more information.

14th Annual Conference for Clergy and Congregations: The Church’s Response to Violence

Keynote speaker: Dr. Scott Stoner, director of the Samaritan Foundation for Church and Family Wellness

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave

Sponsored by St. John’s United Methodist Church, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and Church Health Center

Admission is free, but space is limited to the first 300 registrants. Deadline to register is October 21, 2015. To register, please call 901-261-8833 or log on to

The Voice Domestic Violence Seminar

Saturday, Oct. 31 @ 10 AM to 2 PM

CAAP, Inc., 4041 Knight Arnold Road

This free event will include speakers, giveaways, food, music, games and more.

Contact Jasmine Wright at 901-367-7550, ext. 2002 or for more information.

6th Annual Men’s DV Advocacy Awards Celebration

Sat, Oct 31 @ 10 AM – 12 PM

Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Avenue


For additional listings of domestic violence awareness events, please see

or contact Jordan Moore (


Please help us begin Domestic Violence Awareness Month with “MPLIC says No More!  Together we can end Domestic Violence” @5:30 PM on Thursday, October 1 in the  Meeting Rooms at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.

This program, in concert with the City of Memphis’ Memphis Says No More! campaign, will feature the following engaging speakers:

Lisa Adams – Rape Crisis Center

Dr. Gayle Beck – University of Memphis, Department of Psychology

Miracle Hall – Author and survivor

Martavius Hampton – Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center

Olliette Murry-Drobot – Family Safety Center

Marquiepta Odom – YWCA

Willard Tate – Memphis Police Department

Moderator: Audrey May, LINC/2-1-1, Memphis Public Library & Information Center


This event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

On Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 9:00 am– 2:00 pm at the Andy B’s Entertainment Center, located at 6276 Stage Road, Memphis, TN 38134:  Once in a Wifetime is hosting Beauty Behind Bars Memphis.  Beauty Behind Bars helps women/girls break away from mental incarceration & self imprisonment of low self-esteem, doubt, depression, suicide, dream killing, domestic violence, and human trafficking.  The conference teaches accountability, how to pick up the pieces and press forward, how to accomplish dreams/goals, saying goodbye to negativity or bad relationships, and the importance of loving self from the inside out.  
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Tennessee was recently named as a state with an increase in domestic violence, teenage pregnancy, and quickly climbing the top 5 statistics in human trafficking.  Due to these alarming and increasing statistics in the state of Tennessee we are hosting this conference to teach innovative methods of the importance of getting help, and how to identify when you are mentally incarcerated, self-imprisoned, or in unhealthy/negative situations.
There are thousands of women/girls who need to hear and be a part of this life changing conference which will include 8 dynamic speakers. The conference is FREE for women and girls of all ages.  We are asking if you and your church would attend and be a part of this life changing event with us.  We know that your presence and participation can help us save a women’s/girl’s life.  If you or your women’s ministry/girls youth group cannot attend, please share this info with someone who would benefit from this conference.  Please visit our website and watch our info-commercial by clicking on this link   You may also read the article from our Beauty Behind Bars Nashville Tour, which made the front page of the Tennessean Newspaper by clicking on this link  I have attached a flyer of the Memphis event to this email.  We look forward to your reply to this email and hearing back from you soon!
Tiffany Love, President
Office:  615-417-7717

The Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Memphis, TN, whose purpose is to effectively combine civil, criminal, health and social services in order to help victims of family violence. We are seeking a Navigator who is highly motivated to assist clients and process their individualized needs through the various services provided with partner agencies. This position will report to the Director of Client Services and will be an integral part of the growth of the organization. This is a grant funded position.

Job Title: Navigator

Reports To: Director of Client Services

Positions Supervised: None

Status: Permanent Full-Time FLSA: Exempt

Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday – Friday  Other as required

Job Summary: Assists clients in accessing services from on-site partners that accommodate the individual needs of the client.

Performs intake procedures to efficiently and effectively process clients through the organization. Provides consultation, case management and information, completes administrative records, performs client follow-up, assists with and participates in professional development activities and client community outreach.


Provides welcome and trauma-informed assessments, referral and follow-up.

 Welcomes clients and their families, assuring that the delivery of service is client centered and seamless.

 Works with volunteers to provide light refreshments and rest during the delivery of service.

 Assure that children receive child care while the client is receiving services.

 Coordinates schedules for appointments with partner agencies and clients; assists with follow-up for missed appointments.

 Provides and secures information from partner agencies based on client needs.

 Assists partners with client information and makes referrals to community agencies when appropriate.

 Assists clients with completing application for social service assistance, i.e., rent, utility, medication, clothing, transportation and victim’s compensation.

Provides consultation and case management.

 Consults with appropriate staff and partner agencies regarding client needs and problems.

 Completes the Danger Assessment and Safety Planning intake.

 Assists in consultation and education services to other agencies and organizations.

Completes all administrative records pertaining to clients and caseload assignments.

 Establishes and maintains client records and complies with all requirements related to documentation of services rendered.

 Completes clients statistical documentation/reports by established deadlines.

 Prepares and submits proper summaries and reports to other agencies and professionals promptly and in accordance with confidentiality protocols.

Assists with and participates in professional development activities and client and community outreach.

 Assists with the organization, preparation and provision of professional development activities for the organization and other professionals.

 Assists with the development and delivery of programs and activities promoting client outreach. Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities

 Working knowledge of domestic violence dynamics and its impact on children and families.

 Ability to communicate with a wide range of children and families from different cultural backgrounds.

 Knowledge of community resources.

 Working knowledge of alcohol and drug abuse and its impact on children and families.

 Demonstrated computer experience with word processing or varied software required.

Education and Experience

 Undergraduate degree in social work or similar discipline from an accredited program with at least two years direct client contact; or an associate degree with life experience and at least two years of client contact.

 Two years experience in providing direct service to domestic violence victims.

Family Safety Center Mission

Our mission is to provide one location that effectively combines civil, criminal, health and social services for victims of family violence.

Family Safety Center Vision

Our vision is a thriving community that embodies a spirit of compassion, collaboration and progressive change that values mutual respect, safety and serenity for all residents.

Family Safety Center Values

Honesty and Openness Flexibility

Quality Teamwork

Respect and Fairness Dedication

Diversity and Equality

Interested applicants: Please send cover letter and resume with salary history to:

Application deadline: May 15, 2015



Contact: Joyce Parkinson                                                   

(901) 730-6335                                                    



Hosted by the Born2Win Collaborative & Walking Into A New Life, Inc.


February 20, 2014, Memphis, TN – The Born2Win collaborative and Walking Into A New Life, Inc will be hosting a Domestic Violence Community Summit. This educational and informative event takes place on March 8, 2014 from 10:30 until 12 pm at the Church Health Center, 1115 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104. The summit is absolutely free to attend. Survivors, advocates, service providers, business owners, organizational and religious leaders, and those currently dealing with abuse as well as those working with men are strongly encouraged to attend.

Attendees will hear from our dynamic, diverse panel and learn about the initiatives being put in place for men as well as women. The community is invited to become engaged in obtaining information that will help save lives and families. Our experts will share data and answer questions from the public. Attendees will partake of light refreshments, giveaways and tangible takeaway resource materials.

Our community summit panelists are Bennie Cobb, owner of Eagle Eye Security & Training Services, Retired Shelby County Sheriff, Michelle Chaisson, co-owner of Creative Mental Health, Counselor, Ieshea Hartwell, Founder/Executive Director of Agapè Christian Counseling Center, Clinical/Christian Counselor, Marron Thomas, Pastor of Innovation Church & Executive Director of Leadership Empowerment Center and Elizabeth Shelley, Director of Community Education and Advocate for the YWCA’s Immigrant Women’s Services and Abused Women’s Services.

To register for the summit, please go to under the Born2Win Community Panel Summit, email or call 901-466-6182. To learn more about this, other events and general information, please visit the website.

About the Born2Win Collaborative: Born2Win-A Survivor’s Journey is an opportunity for survivors of all adversities to grace the stage through inspirational music. The collaborative consists of a number of PR firms who have come together to support this effort.

About Walking Into A New Life, Inc.: WIANL is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to stop domestic violence and help stabilize victims.

Department of Children Services; hiring in-home counselors (The Exchange Club)

We are seeking Master’s level Counselors and Social Workers with at least one (1) year of clinical experience working with youth and families. Relevant experience includes providing individual/family counseling, domestic violence counseling, sexual and/or other abuse counseling, grief counseling, behavior modification, anger management, and/or parenting education. Those interested must also have experience with evidence-based curriculum and best practice models. Applicants must poses strong organizational and time management skills; pay attention to detail; have excellent written, verbal and oral skills; be able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously; and have access to a computer, printer, and internet service. Reliable transportation is a must and a favorable driving record is required.

Program Overview

In-Home Therapeutic Family Services provide short-term, highly intensive, home-based services designed to protect, treat, and support youth and families. FSPs are closely supervised by licensed clinical agency staff and provide a wide range of flexible and responsible services that are skill building, teaching and modeling, advocacy, and crisis management focused. These services will help the FSP and family attain individualized goals for each individual family and may include life development skills, anger management, parent education, conflict resolution training, family violence intervention, and/or other services not covered by TNCARE.

Position Description

Under the contractual agreement, FSPs will receive remuneration only for face-to-face counseling and intervention services with the client. The schedule is non-traditional, but flexible and based around the clients’ and contractor’s availability.

Responsibilities include:

• Carry a minimum caseload of two (2) cases per month;
• Develop initial needs assessments, individualized service plans, activity logs, session notes, and monthly summaries as well as maintain high quality and timely documentation of all case work; and other natural environments that are most convenient to each client/family;
• Provide a minimum of one (1) face-to-face counseling session per week in the home, school
• Provide advocacy and referrals for community resources that fit the families’ needs;
• Assist families in developing an information support system to ensure long-term stability for
• Provide weekly updates to DCS and maintain weekly supervision/consultation with ECFC
• Provide 24-hour emergency response and crisis intervention as needed;
• Attend all required meetings and trainings including requested court appearances, Child and the family; clinical supervisor; Family Team Meetings, group trainings, etc.

This is an independent contractual position and is not an employment opportunity with The Exchange Club Family Center or The TN Department of Children’s Services. If this is something you are interested in please email a copy of your résumé to