• 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

    Tonya Frye..................................................Treasurer

    Danielle Nicholson.............................................Secretary

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

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

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

    Carnel Hoover..........................................Board Member

    Linda Corbett...................................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

    August

     

    August is the 8th month of the year. The number 8 represents victory, prosperity, and overcoming. 8 is also considered a lucky number in Japan, but the reason is different from that in Chinese Culture. Eight gives an idea of growing prosperous because the letter broadens gradually. The number 8symbolizes balance and inner stability. It is a message from angels that you need to settle things in your head and make peace with yourself. That’s the only way to make spiritual progress in your life.

     

    Loving Our Neighbor

    Fear and lack of understanding can prevent us from loving our neighbor. If we pray His assistance, God will help us reach out to our neighbor with His love.

    O, Christ, when we do not understand our neighbors, nor they us, help us to think more about how we could understand them and less about how they could understand us. May we never let fear keep us from speaking or acting, nor carelessness increase misunderstanding.

    AVERY BROOKE.PLAIN PRAYERS IN A COMPLICATED WORLD (1995)  

     

     

    Sometimes Love Means Letting Go

    One of the hardest things about loving someone is when we must helplessly watch them make wrong decisions and learn life’s lessons the hard way. Every parent knows the ache of watching the children we love make foolish choices.

    Sometimes love hurts especially when we see loved ones heading for danger. We call to them, “Watch out!” We grab at them back to a safe place. But they don’t listen. They break loose, ignoring our warnings. And we must stand on safe ground and let them go to learn the hard way. And if our love is enduring, we stand with open arms to welcome them back when they finally decide, I am finished with danger, and I must go home. And if our love is true, we do not hold to, “I told you so,” but “I love you even so.

                            TREASURY OF GOD’S VIRTUES/Elaine Wright Colvin and Elaine Creasman

         

                                                                                       

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  • Privacy Policy

    We recognize that online privacy is important to you. Beauty for Ashes Ministry, Inc. created this Privacy Statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting the privacy of our online visitors and donors by helping you understand the kind of information we collect through our website and how we use that information. This policy contains pertinent information that impacts our use of your personal data. Please read this policy carefully.

    Privacy Statement

    We do not collect or use personal information (as described below) except as discussed in this Privacy Statement. Our internal purposes include tracking the kinds and number of visitors, analyzing the performance of the Beauty for Ashes Ministry, Inc. website, and publicizing services, activities, and any future development efforts. We will also use your personal information to contact you, when necessary, in response to your inquiries. We do not share, sell, or intentionally make your personal information available to third parties or the public. As used in this Privacy Statement, "personal information" includes any information provided on service requests and other response forms received by Beauty for Ashes Ministry, Inc.

     

    Beauty for Ashes Ministry, Inc. does not share or sell our donor and mailing lists. Our present fund-raising methodologies are confined to targeted mailings to those on our mailing lists and campaigns or events organized by Beauty for Ashes Ministry, Inc. staff and volunteers. Beauty for Ashes Ministry, Inc. does not offer goods or services such as credit/debit cards in exchange for monetary and/or in-kind donations. We have no connection with any organization/business that may make such an offer. Email us if you have been approached by an organization purporting to make such an offer on behalf of Beauty for Ashes Ministry, Inc. We remind you not to share any personal information with unknown callers over the phone.

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    Contacting the Website

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