Sisters Against Abuse Society ,
Our mission at SAAS is to bring Hope,Help, and Healing to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault within the black and African American community without regards to gender, sexual orientation, religious or faith affiliation (or none at all), economic status, or culture.
"Clergy must know that domestic violence does not discriminate by race, gender, sexual orientation, social economic status, or religious denomination. On a national average, every 9 seconds a female experiences domestic violence, every 6 hours a female dies in an incident directly related to domestic violence." Black women women experience domestic violence at a rate that is 85% higher than White women and 2.5% higher than other nationalities(www.idvaac.org). Domestic and sexual violence is the "Holy Hush" of the Black Church. There are historical behaviors in the Black community that dates back to slavery and the Black woman.
"What goes on in this house, stays in this house"
A Crisis of Faith
The act of domestic violence causes Christian victims to question their core beliefs and causing them to enter a state of Spiritual Crisis. The following are the symptoms of crisis.
The Effects of Domestic on Violence on Children
Slightly more than one- half of female victims of intimate partner violence live in households with children under age of 12. An increasing number of studies document the concurrent incident of domestic violence and child within families. Most of this experiencing child maltreatment also experience domestic violence
"SAAS is a place I can be myself and not be judged"
It helps to be able to tell my story to someone who looks like me and they can empathize with my pain based on their own lived experiences and history
Sister Doe - Interim House
For information on any of the offered by SAAS call (313) 914- 7490
Get in touch!
5866 Saint Lawrence St
Detroit, Michigan 48219
SAAS does not discriminate in the delivery of services or benefits based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and age (as well as sexual orientation and gender identity).
Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: Appointment Only
Sun: Appointment Only
If you would like to help SAAS with prevention we invite you to make a donation to our organization. Please click the link below