Every worthwhile company, organization, or brand has a mission, a purpose, a reason, a passion, and a story behind it all. I will do my best to briefly explain that here about D’Vine Daughters.
After spending way too many years sitting on the sidelines, watching other ordinarypeople taking the lead by reaching out into their sphere of influence and making an impact in the lives of various groups of people like, the homeless, single moms, foster children, trafficked survivors, the addicted, etc. I couldn’t help but notice that there weren’t any specific groups or places for survivors of domestic violence to call their own. What the local shelters were able to provide was very limited. Due to budget cuts over the past few years, many shelters have even had to close their doors completely, leaving survivors fending for themselves.
As a fairly new survivor myself, I relocated to a new town, hours away from the support system I was able to establish. I immediately began my search for local support, by joining several local support groups in the community and also joined a local church family. Each were all very helpful in their own unique ways. I even made a few new friends and acquaintances along the way. Yet, none of them were specifically geared towards D.V. Survivors and our individualized and unique needs.
I turned my focus and attention on gaining more knowledge and understanding, through several years of training and education. During those years, I was repeatedly encouraged by my family to start a support group or an organization for others like me. However, my hesitation was always fueled by feelings of inadequacy, potential criticism, lack of skills, and basically “all of the above” that goes through one’s mind when they know they are called to do something, yet have no clue how or where to begin…
So I traveled around and around the mountain for several more years before I finally reached where I am today. I had to be reminded that, in my own Strength, Knowledge, Wisdom, and Understanding, I could do Nothing, BUT through Christ ALL things were possible…(John 15:4-5,7)
I am simply attempting to be that light in the darkness, for those who may still be in a D.V. relationship, or who may have successfully escaped the madness, but are still struggling to find their value and worth. Still struggling to understand the purpose for their pain…
I am in no way, shape, or form, an expert in this field!
But I have my personal experience and my own personal testimony from bondage to rescued and restored.
I understand that everyone’s story is different and to various degrees and extremes.
I know how I felt before, during and after my own ordeal, and I know of all the things I have had to endure and overcome along the way. It’s a really tough and scary road to travel. Traveling alone or with someone who truly can’t relate, is even harder.
My hope is simply to be a voice of reason when nothing around you seems to make any sense. To be that True Friend when all the others have walked out because they don’t understand why you stay, or why you keep going back…
The Goal of D’Vine Daughters is to:
- Support – as one walks through their personal Healing Journey!
- Encourage – one to Never Give Up fighting for their Freedom-True Freedom!
- Empower – by helping one to realize their True Value and Worth!
- aKnowledge – one’s True Identity based on The Anointed Word of God!
- Honor – those who, through no fault of their own, have been devalued for far too long!
- Inspire – to Live out their Calling and Purpose!
- Motivate – to Speak Out and Share Their Story!