• Beauty For Ashes Ministry, Inc.

    Isaiah 61:1-4

  • About Us

    Beauty For Ashes Ministry, INC exists to empower people to live free (from abuse) through the mandates of Isaiah 61:1-4.

     

    By reaching out a helping hand, we aim to educate, advocate and eradicate domestic violence.

    Bridging the gap between the secular and the sacred. 

    At Beauty For Ashes Ministry, INC we provide a Biblical perspective on violence by addressing religious issues frequently raised in matters of abuse. Additionally, we provide resources and spiritual support to victims and their families. For clergy and lay leaders, we offer training through various educational venues such as workshops, seminars and conferences.

     

    We also partner with local domestic violence agencies to ensure effective ministry to victims and their families; thus, bridging the gap between the sacred and the secular.

  • Leadership

    Rev. Marguerite Lee....................President/Founder

    Paulette Heath Newby...................Treasurer

    Danielle Erwin.............................................Secretary

    Pamela Pate-Franklin....................................Board Member

    Minister Debora Blakney.......................................Board Member

    Pastor Ekemini Ibanga.........................Board Member

    Tony Porter......................................................Advisor

    Keith Smith.....................................................Advisor

  • Why We Exist

    1 in 4

    females will be the victims of domestic violence in their lifetimes.

    95%

    of victims are female.

    10%

    of men who are murdered each year are killed by their female partners in self-defense.

    50%

    of the incidents of domestic violence go unreported.

    3,500+

    women are beaten to death each year.

    50%

    of American women are safer on the streets than in their own home.

    Every 15 seconds

    a woman is abused by an intimate partner.

    1.5 million

    high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.

    70%

    of college students say they have been sexually coerced.

    Ages

    12-18

    is when violent behavior typically begins

    33%

    of teens in abusive relationships ever report being abused.

    58%

    of parents cannot correctly identify signs of abuse.

  • What We Do

    Pamper Me Day

    Each year, Beauty For Ashes Ministry, INC host a "Pamper Me Day" for residents of Charlotte Mecklenburg Battered Women's Shelter.

     

    The women enjoy free manicures, facial and makeup application tutorials as well as massages, haircuts and glamor shots. The children enjoy age appropriate games and activities before rejoining their mothers for dinner and dessert.

     

    By providing a safe environment for both the women and their children to be pampered and loved, we aim to show the love of Christ and remind these women of their worth.

     

    If you are interested in supporting our next Pamper Me Day, please contact us at beaut4ashesmin@aol.com

     

     

    Education

    Beauty For Ashes Ministry, INC offers a variety of workshops, presentations, keynotes and trainings for the faith community and beyond. All trainings are geared towards the audience.

     

    Topics for discussion are:

    • Domestic Violence Awareness
    • Domestic Violence and the Church
    • Teen Dating Relationships
    • Child Abuse Awareness

     

     

    Curriculum

    Beauty For Ashes Ministry, INC. has a curriculum specifically designed to help churches launch their own domestic violence ministry.

     

    For more information on this curriculum and how to set up a training for your church (clergy or lay leaders), please contact us directly.

    Ongoing Events

    We are continually collecting items for donation to local battered women and other domestic violence and sexual assault agencies.

  • Resources

    National

     

    Local

    • North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence - visit online at www.nccadv.org
    • Police 911 (emergencies)
    • Mecklenburg County CCS Prevention and Intervention Services- call at 704-336-3210
    • Safe Alliance Hope Line - call at 980-771-4673
    • Baitul Hemayah, Inc - call at 704-249-3790
  • The Purple Corner

    October

    Encouragement for Domestic Violence Month

     

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and many women need encouragement to assist them in living a better life. A simple word of encouragement can bring such joy to a person smothered by negativity.

     

    Sometimes a good word can be all that someone needs to be drawn out of frustration and depression and into joy. It’s often that all a person needs is to know that someone cares about them. If the right person encourages them the right way, it can often start the path to finding true joy in the One that always encourages and never lets someone down.

     

    Encouraging scriptures to share with any woman you find in distress:

     

    Deuteronomy 31: 8

    The Lord is the one who will go before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or abandon you. Do not be afraid or discourage.

     

    Psalm 46:1

    God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble.

     

    John 16:33

    “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.”

     

    Hebrew 10:24-25

    And let us watch out for one another to provoke love and good works, not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching.

     

    Prayer:

    Lord, God, thank You for the people that encourage me when I am in a place of discouragement. Thank You for giving me the people that love and care for me enough to encourage me when I am down. Father, remind me daily to encourage those that need encouragement. Put in me a spirit that desires to lift others up, Lord. Place on my heart those friends who need a kind word today. Allow me to be the tool you use to help lift everyone I meet today, in Jesus Name I Pray, Amen.

                                                                        

                                                                                       

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    For more information, contact us at 980-474-1472 or to request our services please complete this contact form.

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