Take a stand against Abuse!

 

Peace in the Home: Combating Abuse in the Home

 

Our programs are designed to promote peace in the home and community through a comprehensive strategy of prevention and intervention. Prevention methods involve the religious leaders in trainings about dynamics of Domestic Violence; while intervention consists of specific services rendered by qualified social workers promoting self-sufficiency and self-determination and working against false stereotypes.

 

Dynamics of Abuse

 

Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling and intimidating behavior which includes physical attacks, threats of harm, emotional and psychological attacks, economic coercion, financial abuse, use of religion and culture, and other such means used against one's intimate partner.

 

Major Types of Abuse

  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Psychological and emotional
  • Economic
  • Religious and cultural
  • Abuse is always a CHOICE and only the abuser can stop the behavior!

Abuse is never the victim's fault. Nobody deserves to be beaten, raped, controlled, put down and/or isolated or face any other form of violence. Everybody has right to live free of fear and to be safe!

 

"He created for you mates from among yourselves so that you may dwell in tranquility with them. He has put love and mercy between your hearts; in that are signs for those who reflect." (Quran 30:21)

"...either remain together in equitable terms, or separate with kindness." (Quran 2:229)


Safety Planning

  • Call 911 if you are in danger or need help
  • If you are injured, go to an emergency room for help
  • Report what happened
  • Contact TMWF to find out what resources are available to help
  • Keep any evidence of abuse such as torn clothing or photos of bruising or injuries
  • Plan the safest time to get away
  • Look for help
  • Let trusted friends and neighbors know of you situation and develop a plan and visual signal for when you need help
  • Teach your children how to get help. Instruct them not to get involved in the violence between you and your partner. Plan a code word to signal to them that they should get help or leave the house.
  • Tell your children that violence is never right, even when someone they love is being violent. Tell them that neither you, nor they, are at fault or are the cause of the violence, and that when anyone is being violent, it is important to stay safe.
  • Call a domestic violence hotline periodically to assess you options and get a supportive understanding ear

Services provided by TMWF:

 

Crisis Services

  • Crisis Hotline 972-880-4192 (all calls are strictly confidential)
  • Peaceful Oasis 24 hr emergency shelter
  • Consultations
  • Emergency Financial assistance
  • Referrals to service agencies

Short and Long - Term Client Services

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Short-Term financial assistance
  • Legal service consultation, referral and coordination
  • Peaceful Oasis 24 hr emergency shelter
  • Victim Advocacy Court Accompaniment
  • Services to children
  • Elder Abuse
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Information and referrals
  • Short-term rental assistance
  • Transitional housing for 6-12 months (currently there is a waiting list)

Counseling Services

 

Sometimes we feel stress in our lives when daily tasks can become overwhelming and unmanageable. We believe that when this happens it can create feelings of loneliness and hopelessness and we are unable to cope. During these times it can be helpful to seek counseling.

 

"Understanding how to manage your emotions is kind of like building a muscle, it takes some time and can be a frustrating process but in the end, you come out stronger. As your counselor, we will work together to build that muscle by learning coping skills and techniques that will help reduce your stress. I believe that by working together, you will be able to identify, evaluate and change thoughts that may not be working in your life; and, as a result, you will most likely be positively-affected."    TMWF Counselor


Referrals Available to the Following Programs

 

  • Battering Intervention Prevention Program (BIPP) Addicare - The Shepherd Group - A non-violence initiative program for Muslim men engaging Muslim communities in addressing violence against women If you are interested in finding out more about the Shepherd Group Program, please call TMWF at 972-880-4192 and specify the Shepherd Group.  Please leave your name, number, and an email address and someone will be in touch with you.
  • Anger Management Program
  • Parenting Classes

Backpack Project

 

This project is intended for children of needy TMWF clients who require basic needs such as educational supplies, education or any other services. We hope to give the children the resources to progress in education and become a productive citizen.

 

Services include:

  • School supplies
  • Counseling
  • Summer Camps/Activities
  • Referrals
  • Career planning

Women to Work Project


This project provides the necessary tools for women to succeed in the workplace and become independent and provide for their families. These tools include:

  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • How and where to seek employment
  • Financial Aid and scholarships for higher education
  • Budgeting

Training classes will be scheduled for each of these areas.

 

Emergency Numbers

  • Call TMWF Now for Help: 972-880-4192
  • To report abuse in Texas: 1-800-252-5400
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
  • Teen Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-866-331-9474
  • Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
  • Emotional Crisis: 1-800-784-2433

Police Department Non-Emergency Numbers

  • Arlington: 817-274-4444
  • Colleyville: 817-281-3132
  • Dallas: 214-671-3001
  • Fort Worth: 817-335-4222
  • Flower Mound: 972-539-0525
  • Irving: 972-721-2518
  • Lewisville: 972-219-3600
  • Richardson: 972-744-4800

Yes - there is help - reach out!

Texas Muslim Women's Foundation is there for you!

 

Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign

 

Peace in the Home program is in part supported by:

 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-Local Funding Partnerships

 

City of Plano

 

Dallas Women's Foundation

 

Harold Simmons Foundation

 

Hoblitzelle Foundation

 

Islamic Relief

 

Meadows Foundation

 

Swalm Family Legacy Fund

 

Tabani Family Foundation

 

Texas Bar Foundation

 

Call TMWF for Help: 972-880-4192 (All calls are answered by professional social service staff and will be handled confidentially).

 

 

Domestic Violence Information in Various Languages