We all reach points in our lives where we must make a decision...follow the road we're traveling because we know what's expected or step into the unknown to get different results. For victims of domestic and sexual violence, that decision is crucial and extremely difficult to make.
Abuse is not among the various definitions of love. Yet, one in four women are victims of domestic violence. Every day, victims are controlled, yelled at, put down, hit, and raped. Domestic violence affects everyone. It knows no boundaries. Men, teens, and children are also victims of domestic violence. Someone you love...someone you know...someone you see everyday...the person you see in the mirror?
Every two minutes, someone in the US is sexually assaulted. One in six women and one in thirty-three men have been victims of attempted or completed rapes in their lifetime. 15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under the age of 12. Someone you love...someone you know...someone you see everyday...the person you see in the mirror?
Victims are not alone in their journey. Not alone in taking a step of faith into the unknown. Christos House provides support for a change. We understand and are here to help. Whether you are a victim, survivor, or a concerned friend or loved one, we can help you during the healing process of leaving victim status behind to become a survivor and journey forward.
At the top of this page you will find tabs which will take you to different pages through our site. From the "Home" tab you will be able to find out more about Christos House and our staff. From the "Learn More" tab you will be able to learn more about domestic violence, leaving abusive relationships, and safety plans. From the "Want to Help" tab you will be able to find out more about ways to help Christos House and our tax credit program. You can send us an email from the "Contact Us" tab. From the "Press" tab you will be able to read about any Christos House news, have access to newsletters and other resources, and view pictures from past events. From the "Events" tab you will be able to find out about any upcoming events as well as follow-up news from the events after they have come and gone.
The "ESCAPE" tab will take you to another website. The purpose of this is if a victim is viewing our site and his or her abuser happens to walk in while he or she is doing so...clicking on the tab will take them immediately to another site. This will not clear browsing history though. If you are currently in an abusive situation, we encourage you to view our website or related sites on a computer outside the home since your searches and browsing history can be tracked by abusers.