Tennessee, again, ranks high in women killed by men
The state has 95 counties, but only 32 domestic violence shelters. Kathy Walsh, executive director of the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, said surveys of domestic violence shelters show the number one unmet need of victims is housing.
"We have to look at these rates and ask 'are there enough resources for women to get away and be safe," Walsh said. "If you don't have a safe place to go, and you stay with your children and the perpetrator, that increases the risk of homicide."
Pearls & Pinstripes
The 4th Annual Pearls & Pinstripes Gala was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who attended to help raise money for the Coalition and our mission to end domestic and sexual violence. A special thanks to our host and presenting partner, the Tennessee Titans, for all of their support, work, and partnership in our mission.
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events & trainings
New Executive Director Orientation
November 2-3, 2016, Nashville TN
This training is meant for executive directors of shelters, crisis centers, and other victim services agencies with less than 3 years of experience, or who are new to their agency. This 2 day training will discuss the following topics: history of the movement and state organizations, effects of trauma on survivors, trauma informed crisis intervention, advocacy best practices, supervision, confidentiality, shelter standards, documentation and reporting, and non-profit finance.