Children are silent victims of domestic violence. Children do not understand the effects of domestic violence nor do they have the skills to cope effectively with what they may be experiencing. Morning Star's goal is to provide children with
Morning Star Sanctuary HOPE
program offers the following services independently and in collaboration with other agencies, including the Comfort Zone and the Domestic Violence Division of the Metro Nashville Police Department:
(both group and individual) provided free of charge to children residing in the shelter, as well as those ordered through the Tennessee Department of Children's Services or local courts.
In 2011, 95 NEW child clients were served by Counselors in the Morning Star Sanctuary HOPE program.
- Parenting Classes
provided free of charge for victims of domestic violence to address violence in the home, appropriate methods of discipline based on individual circumstances, signs and symptoms of trauma in children, varying behaviorial issues and coping methods, stress management, conflict resolution, etc.
- Mentoring Program for Children
- Legal Advocacy for Court Appearances
- Support Group Services for Adults and Children
- Community Resource Referrals
- Other specialized counseling options available through referral to Comfort Zone or Metro Domestic Violence Division
If you would like more information about the HOPE program
at Morning Star Sanctuary, click HERE.