Since Lydia’s House has opened its doors, faith communities have played an integral part in our life and ministry. Faith communities have provided donations, volunteers and meals, and have supported the mission and ministry of Lydia’s House.
Faith communities also play an important role in the issue of domestic violence because many abused women come from particular faith communities. This means that churches, synagogues, mosques and other gathering places have the opportunity to address domestic violence from the perspective of their particular faith tradition. Misinterpretation of sacred texts and collusion with abusers may be discussed in the context of worship or the community at large. Faith communities may also take a stand against domestic violence and show their support of those who have been abused in a variety of ways.