Since 1977, Sojourn, The People Concern’s domestic violence program, has been meeting the emergency and long-term needs of thousands of domestic violence victims each year. They do this by providing shelter, support groups, workshops, hotline calls, children’s empowerment programming, legal services, and service referrals. Because of their work, Sojourn brings safety, connection, and hope to individuals and families. As part of their mission, Sojourn also works to educate the broader community and advance public policy that affirms the rights of oppressed populations.
Last year, Sojourn added in-house counsel to expand the capacity of its legal services programs and better serve the complex needs of this population. The staff attorney provides much-needed legal assistance, including various direct services to clients and training and consultation for staff and volunteers.
Our practice here at UUSM is to dedicate half of our non-pledge Sunday offerings to organizations doing work in the world that advances our Unitarian Universalist principles; the other 50% of the offering is used to support the life of our church.
UUSM’s Generous Congregation program supports our church community. And together, we uplift the reach and impact of vital organizations doing work we could not do on our own. This month, half of our Sunday offerings will go to Sojourn Domestic Violence Services. Your donations will help them continue their work in providing support for victims of domestic violence and continuing their work in advancing social justice, locally and globally.
Please consider supporting the mission of our church, and Sojourn Domestic Violence Services. To give right now, text “$10 GCC” to 844-982-0209. (One-time-only credit card registration required.) Or visit Make a Donation at uusm.org and reference Generous Congregation. Thank you.