We provide nationwide advocacy, education, and support to victims, survivors, the faith community, organizations, and businesses invested in expanding their knowledge of the dynamics of intimate partner violence.



    To eradicate domestic violence and create a world where all women are safe and respected.


    In 2003, Rev. Marguerite Lee wanted to provide help and resources for women affected by domestic violence. Being a survivor herself, Rev. Lee wanted to use her experiences and her platform and influence as a clergy member to help the women, their families, and the faith community expand their knowledge of intimate partner violence dynamics. Beauty for Ashes Ministry started as a domestic violence program at her local church. Led by a passion for hurting people and the unction of the Holy Spirit, Beauty for Ashes Ministry became incorporated by the state in 2006. By 2007, Beauty for Ashes Ministry, Inc. attained its non-profit status.


  • MEET the BOARD

    A team commited to eradicating domestic violence

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    Rev. Marguerite Lee


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    Tonya Frye


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    Danielle Nicholson


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    Pamela Pate-Franklin

    Board Member

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    Min. Debora Blakney

    Board Member

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    Pastor Ekemini Ibanga

    Board Member

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    Carnel Hoover

    Board Member

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    Linda Corbett

    Board Member

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    Joan Dunn

    Board Member

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    Tiffany Byrd


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    Tony Porter


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    Keith Smith


  • Why We Exist

    1 in 4

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


    of victims are female.


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


    of the incidents of domestic violence go unreported.


    women are beaten to death each year.


    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.


    of college students say they have been sexually coerced.



    is when violent behavior typically begins


    of teens in abusive relationships ever report being abused.


    of parents cannot correctly identify signs of abuse.




    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

    How/Why the Church Can Help End Domestic Violence

    What Is a Healthy Relationship?





    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.


    Also we have:

    SOS: Sisters Offering Support

    Make the Connection Talk Show

    Meet Me At the Well


    Annual Events

    Once a year we provide special events for women which are safe spaces fill with inspiration, encouragement, hope, and support.


    These Annual Events are:

    Pamper Me Day

    COVER Me

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    Stay Connected!

    Get quick updates, latest news, and more.


  • 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
    • Baitul Hemayah, Inc - call at 704-249-3790
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    move from domestic violence.

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  • The Purple Corner


    January 2024

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    Philippians 4:19 – “And God will meet all of your needs according to his riches in Christ Jesus."
    Do not be discouraged by the difficulty of keeping your focus on God, from the Book “Jesus Calling”.
    November is our Thanksgiving Month, we at Beauty for Ashes Ministry Inc. give thanks to our God for allowing us to serve the Charlotte Community by providing access to faith-based resources and support for Domestic Violence Survivors. Beauty for Ashes Ministry, Inc. is a non-profit 501© faith based Christian organization devoted to preventing and eradicating Domestic Violence and promoting healthy, holistic relationships. The organization is based on the principles of Isaiah 61:1-4 and John 10:10.
    As we celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 23, 2023, we pray that our neighbors will be safe and free from all hurt, harm and danger on this very special day and will be aware of God’s Presence continually; Knowing that He will never leave you or forsake you. Don’t let feelings of failure weigh you down. Instead try to see yourself as God see you. Communicate with God on a daily basis. This will truly set you FREE. Note your progress as you trust in God. Each time you plow your weigh through massive distractions to communicate with God, you achieve a Victory. Rejoice in these tiny triumphs, and they will increasingly light up your days.
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving. Well Wishes from Beauty for Ashes Ministry, Inc.
    Please contact us if you need assistance:
    8511 Davis Lake Parkway, Ste. C6-157,
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28269-2442.
    Email: beauT4ashesmin@aol.com 
    Phone /fax: (980) 474-1472.
    Website: beauT4ashesmin.org.



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