Assisting individuals impacted by domestic violence navigate a safe path towards independence

Assisting individuals impacted by domestic violence navigate a safe path towards independence

Assistance available for survivors of domestic violence

We are in a season where acts of domestic violence are typically high. Additional stress, isolation, and basic needs insecurities are further compounded by Covid19 related restrictions and seclusion.

Fortunately, we have received tangible resources from funders…

Purple Hearts Pledge

Take a look at all of the wonderful pledges regarding domestic violence survivors we received during  domestic violence month in October 2020.

Purple Heart Campaign

We thank of our participants and appreciate all of our nominees who effect positive change in the fight to end domestic violence.

Annual 911 Domestic Violence Calls in Memphis,TN

1st community awareness event hosted by WIANL

Domestic Violence Homicides since January 2020 in Memphis,TN

TN national ranking for men who kill women

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another.

It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other.

Victims of domestic violence may be unable to leave an abusive partner or may be forced to return to an abusive partner for economic reasons.

When an abuser takes control of or limits access to shared or individual assets or limits the current or future earning potential of the victim as a strategy of power and control, that is economic abuse. Between 94-99% of survivors have also experienced economic abuse.

Access to emergency and sustainable resources is crucial for transitioning a domestic violence victim to a survivor and preventing the return to an abuser only to be a victimized again.

Emergency resources including but not limited to; temporary housing, transportation, financial assistance, legal navigation, relocation, and counseling. Once emergency needs are met, then sustainable resources are needed such as: financial recovery education, employment, and permanent housing.

Problem

What We Do

Walking Into A New Life, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to assist individuals impacted by domestic violence navigate a safe path towards independence.

We provide emergency financial assistance through our flex spending program for tangible resources such as housing needs and relocation assistance. We collect hygiene products, gently used cell phones, and self care items for our community outreach programs.

We host events and share information through a variety of outlets to bring awareness & education to include policy and research, resources, advocacy, and activism. In addition, individuals are given program options for those seeking financial literacy, job readiness, entrepreneurship, health and wellness, self esteem and overall confidence.

Support

Referrals

Advocacy

Services

“Walking Into a New Life, Inc. has assisted me in gaining greater confidence through the many opportunities during pampering sessions. It is a great esteem builder and network of individuals who care deeply for the clients.”

Kaylamom

“Walking Into A New Life is more than another non-profit. It walks beside you as you gather the strength, courage and wisdom start over. I've enjoyed the educational workshops, pamper session, victim rights, clothes drive and so much more!”

Katrina McKinney K.

“This is a wonderful organization that helps and has helped so many women that are dealing with or has dealt with DV in their lives. They provide the support and resources needed for those in dangerous situation to help them get out and begin a fresh start!”

Aquarius45

“Walking Into A New Life is an amazing organization! It assists people in their dire time of need, and helps them to literally leave that old life behind of abuse, and walk into a new life of peace, freedom, and independence! It is exactly what Walking Into A New Life did for me, and I will always be eternally grateful."

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Assistance available for survivors of domestic violence

Assistance available for survivors of domestic violence

We are in a season where acts of domestic violence are typically high. Additional stress, isolation, and basic needs insecurities are further compounded by Covid19 related restrictions and seclusion. Fortunately, we have received tangible resources from funders,...

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Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grants

Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grants

In the last 2 quarters of 2020, we were awarded two (2) COVID-19 Community Emergency Assistance grants, thanks to the generosity and support of SisterReach. These grants  provided us with $5,000 in gift cards for our Flex Spending Gift Card program for recipients to...

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WIANL Receives 2020 Nation of Neighbors℠ Grant

WIANL Receives 2020 Nation of Neighbors℠ Grant

Congratulations to 2020 Nation of Neighbors℠ recipient Joyce Kyles! Joyce founded Walking Into A New Life, Inc back in 2010 when, following her transition out of an abusive marriage, she became aware of the gaps in support available for women looking for a fresh...

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Every aspect of what we do here is a direct reflection of needs expressed by victims, survivors, advocates and the community at large