Overcoming the Impact of Domestic Violence One Life at a Time
We believe once nurtured, brokenness of the soul, like glass, yields beauty under the right conditions. So we donate a portion of sales to the Sojourner Center, helping women overcome the cycle of abuse.
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Sojourner Empowerment Philosophy
Sojourner Center’s programs are based on an “empowerment model”, which is a non-psychotherapeutic approach that sees domestic violence as an imbalance of power within relationships. This desire for control over the other is evidenced by physical, mental, verbal, sexual, emotional, psychological or economic abuses.
Empowerment centers on the belief that women and children can break the cycle of domestic violence through supportive intervention because they posses the ability to make decisions that foster healthy, violence free relationships. This philosophy acknowledges a women’s competency and offers her support, resources, advocacy, information, and education, always striving to equalize power between a woman and her environment.
A large amount of Sojourner Center’s resources are devoted to helping children, who are often the silent victims of domestic violence. Programs focus on creating safety, overcoming trauma, conflict resolution, basic skill-building, and education about domestic violence.
Sojourner Center offers services to women regardless of past or present involvement with substance abuse, mental illness, race, color, creed, religious preference, disabilities, or sexual orientation. The center maintains a drug-free shelter.
Sojourner Center’s Services
24-hour crisis line offering access to information about shelter, safety planning, crisis intervention, support, other resources, and referrals to other organizations
Emergency housing, food, clothing, and a continuum of support services for families
Transitional housing for families leaving emergency shelter
Advocacy services and employment assistance for women at the shelter and in the community
Information and service linkage for safety planning, protective orders, healthcare, housing, education, employment, food boxes, and parenting support
Lay Legal Advocacy
Assistance with protective orders, court accompaniment, safety planning, referral and resource, and service linkage to other providers
Advocates located on site at Maricopa County Superior Court
Family Enrichment Program
Accredited and licensed childcare services
Addresses the impact of domestic violence on the entire family unit
Support resources, prevention groups, parenting classes, and staff/parent collaborations