Truelove Homes , a non-profit 501(c)3 Christian ministry, educates, encourages, and empowers pregnant survivors of domestic violence as they seek safe and affordable homes, where truth and love will dwell.
OUR VISION IS CLEAR
At Truelove Homes, our goals are to assist pregnant survivors of domestic violence by educating them on their options, encouraging their battered souls, and empowering them to secure safe and affordable homes. We provide a variety of formats to accomplish such a task.
:PHONE/EMAIL/FACEBOOK/FACE TO FACE: A huge part of Truelove Homes ministry is providing a non-judgmental listening ear to hurting women. Some abused women reach out via phone while others prefer email, private facebook messages, or any other means available to them. For those closer to our ministry’s headquarters, we sometimes meet with survivors at a safe place such as at a park, homeless shelter, on our Founder’s couch, coffee shop or other safe places for personal, face to face encouragement.
:HOUSING: Our ministry would not be complete unless we ministered to pregnant women by providing housing resources. To help pregnant women escape a lifestyle of abuse, we offer our “Room To Bloom” housing program.
Our “Room To Bloom” program offers a nurturing room for mom and baby to bloom within a home setting, not a shelter. After pregnant survivors apply for our services and are approved, our survivors are matched to reside with safe and stable Christian “host homes” or host families that have been screened as well as trained in matters of domestic violence. To learn more about this program or how to become a host family, visit our “Partner With Us” page.
:ONLINE: We offer housing, domestic violence, and pregnancy resources all through our developing and ever changing online resources here at http://www.truelovehomes.org. Be sure to read our blog articles and check out our links.
Regardless if we are ministering to survivors through technology, in person, or by opening our homes, our goal is to be your “beacon of hope” during the dark days of domestic violence and as you recover throughout the healing process.
T.R.U.E.L.O.V.E. HOMES’ FOUNDATION (STATEMENT OF FAITH)
Teaching, Respect, Unity, Empathy, (and) Love (while) Ousting Violent Episodes
Teaching: At Truelove Homes, we believe the Word of God is inerrant and teaches us God’s purpose and direction for our lives. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Psalm 25; Psalm 119; Psalm 143)
Respect: At Truelove Homes, we believe all life should be respected and therefore, households and churches alike should arise to proclaim and protect life. Furthermore, we believe Jesus Christ came to proclaim and provide us with abundant and eternal life. (Psalm 74; John 3; John 10:10; John 14:6)
Unity: At Truelove Homes, we believe in One God who manifests Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe God is an eternal Spirit, whose love unites us to Himself and one another. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 133:1; John 4:24; John 17:23; Romans 6:4-5; Romans 8:28; 8:38-39; I Corinthians 1:10; I Corinthians 12 & 13; Ephesians 4:1-6; Philippians 2:1-3; Colossians 3:14; I John 5:6-13)
Empathy: At Truelove Homes, we believe Jesus Christ empathized with our state of darkness and despair by taking on the identity of man and living out a life of love. Furthermore, Christ compassionately and courageously chose to love us even to the point of dying on the cross for our sinful choices offering us a hope and future in Him. Likewise, we should empathize with others as they suffer in the dark despair of domestic violence by compassionately and courageously, not judgmentally, encouraging them to seek empowering and safe options for a hopeful and abundant life. (Jeremiah 29:11; Romans 12:5; I Peter 3:8; I John 3:16-23)
Love: At Truelove Homes, we believe God is love and that the true love of Jesus Christ gently and safely calls us out of darkness and into His marvelous transforming light, which reveals His truth and love and consequently, ignites our passion and purpose as children in God’s family. (Psalm 27:1; Psalm 43; Isaiah 42; Ezekiel 36:26-28; John 14:16-17; Romans 12:2; I Corinthians 13; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18; Ephesians 1:17; 4:17-24; 5:8; 2 Peter 2:9-10; I John 1:5-7; 4:8; Revelation 22:23)
Ousting: At Truelove Homes, we believe in ousting sin, particularly the sin of domestic violence. Although we certainly believe in forgiveness and grace, we also believe the abusive party needs to accept responsibility for his (or her) sinful behavior and be held accountable for such sins with the hope of ultimately experiencing true transformation. Furthermore, we believe in living a life of holiness, being separated from the sinful life of darkness, as our lives should be an ongoing developing light of God’s love. (Genesis 1:1-4; Ezekiel 18:31; 1 Corinthians 5; 2 Corinthians 4:1-6; 7:1; Galatians 5:1, 16-26; Ephesians 4; 5:8-13; Hebrews 7:26)
Violent: At Truelove Homes, we believe physical and sexual violence as well as emotional, mental, spiritual and verbal abuse should be eradicated from our homes, churches, and city streets. We cry out to our Rescuer and Ultimate Deliverer, Jesus Christ, against such crimes and oppression. We strive to heal the broken hearted and liberate those held captive in the darkness of domestic violence. (Psalm 7:16; Psalm 18:48; Psalm 91; Psalm 140; Isaiah 61; Jeremiah 22:3; Malachi 2:16; Luke 2:17-19)
Episodes: At Truelove Homes, we recognize domestic violence tends to perpetuate a cyclic and addictive pattern that so easily entangles and destroys. Therefore, our compassionate and courageous cause requires wisdom, enduring patience, and purposed love to assist survivors as they seek a life of truth and love. (Galatians 5:1; Hebrews 12:1; 2 Peter 2:20)