Our religious sanctuaries are the foundation of healthy communities and families. Abuse threatens that foundation and its repercussions are generational. 

Our religious leaders and sanctuaries should be a safe haven for victims and survivors of abuse who need guidance, safety, and spiritual support. 

Together, we will become leaders for promoting education, safety, and spiritual support to victims and survivors of abuse within our sanctuaries and communities.


If you are a religious leader who understands we need to do more to protect victim-survivors, please join us. 

You and your House of Worship will be listed in our coalition directory as a sanctuary of love, safety, and spiritual support to all victims and survivors of abuse. You will also have access to our security resource page for Houses of Worship so that you and your team may better protect your flock. 

By joining the coalition, you affirm you agree with the following Statement of Principles:


Whereas: Abuse is prevalent in every community, and affects all God’s children regardless of age, socio-economic status, gender, race, religion, or nationality;

Whereas: At least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime;

Whereas: Abuse has significant and serious physical, emotional and economic impact that destroys our families and communities; 

Whereas: As spiritual leaders we are duty-bound to do everything within our power and resources to protect victim-survivors within our congregation and our community; and,

Now, therefore, we resolve to work together to support and assist victim-survivors of abuse, I agree to advance the following initiatives:

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Support all local and state legislation that holds offenders accountable and which keeps victim-survivors safe; *
Maintain literature in our houses of worship that inform victim-survivors of the victim assistance resources available in their communities;*
Train staff and elders to recognize abuse and how to appropriately assist victim-survivors;*
Provide a supportive environment where victim-survivors can seek assistance confidentially and free of any religious shaming;*
Become a leader from the pulpit and within our communities in the fight against abuse; and,*
Invite other pastors to join us in this world-wide effort.*

To join, please read and agree with every one of the above Principles and fill out the form.

Who We Are

PROTECTION FROM ABUSE Security Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organized to provide education, guidance, and victim-witness protective services to victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, child abuse, and victim-witnesses of violent crime. Collaborating with Law Enforcement, Victim-Witness Advocates, Federal and State Prosecutors, Houses of Worship, and other community stakeholders, PROTECTION FROM ABUSE educates and protects our most vulnerable.

Protection From Abuse - Our Mission