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Seeds of Security

Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence (DV/IPV) Prevention Network 

New (Oct. 2018): Watch a short video, featuring Bishop LaTrelle Easterling, suitable to be shared in your church, about Seeds of Security and this important ministry.

Mission Statement

Seeds of Security, an entity of The Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church, is a collaboration of networks and persons committed to educating, advocating, resourcing, and providing safe haven for survivors of Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence (DV/IPV).

Vision Statement

Our vision is to be a source of healing for persons experiencing the practical, relational, and spiritual impact of intimate partner violence.

Scriptural Foundation for our Work:

John 10:10 and ff.     
“I came that they may have life and have it more abundantly.” (God’s vision for wellbeing.)

Luke 10:25-37         

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‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself…
30  A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 
31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 
32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 
33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 
34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 
35 The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”


Resources:

Susanna Wesley House (Baltimore)
410-837-3787, www.susannawesleyhouse.org

Arundel House of Hope
410-863-4888, www.hoh.org

Marian House                                    
410-467-4121, https://www.marianhouse.org/

Sarah’s House
410-551-7722,  Catholicharities-md.org (multiple locations)

House of Ruth  
http://www.hruth.org/

Howard County Coalition to Prevent IPV
443-695-6110, www.hccpipv.org,

Hope Works
410-997-2272, http://www.wearehopeworks.org/

MNADV
301-429-3601, www.mnadv.org

Heartly House
heartlyhouse.org

The Women’s Law Center
410-321-8721, www.wlcmd.org



One Love Foundation 
http://joinonelove.org

Includes resources for youth and young adults experiencing relationship violence.