Providing community awareness and tangible resources to individuals impacted by domestic violence and its intersections

Providing community awareness and tangible resources to individuals impacted by domestic violence and its intersections

What is 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.


Who We Are

Walking Into A New Life is a grassroots-inspired 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Our Mission is to provide community awareness and tangible resources to individuals impacted by domestic violence and its intersections.

Our Vision includes a world where those who are impacted by abuse will be believed, supported, and provided the necessary resources to include economic and social justice tools to live freely, safely, and without judgment.

Recognizing that lack of education and tangible resources play a major role in this epidemic, we encourage individuals, businesses, organizations, and those who work in policy and legislation to collaborate with us to navigate a safe path toward independence.





“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.”


“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!”


“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."


News and Events

Boots on the Ground Featuring Summer Owens

Boots on the Ground Featuring Summer Owens

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Boots on the Ground Featuring Sunni

Boots on the Ground Featuring Sunni

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Boots on the Ground featuring Melissa Farrar

Boots on the Ground featuring Melissa Farrar

Melissa Farrar is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She graduated from the University of Tennessee’s College of Social Work. Melissa has over 20 years of experience providing individual, group, and play therapy for people experiencing trauma; primarily domestic...

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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