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

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

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

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Covid19 Emergency Funds

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Annual 911 Domestic Violence Calls in Memphis,TN

Domestic Survivors Impacted by Financial Abuse in Memphis, TN

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 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to help individuals impacted by domestic violence  navigate a safe path towards independence.

We provide financial assistance through our flex spending cards program, hygiene products, clothing, cellphones and other tangible resources when available.

We also provide 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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Recent News

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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Mother of 5 Killed in DV Situation

Mother of 5 Killed in DV Situation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis Police said domestic violence has claimed another woman’s life. Police responded to the shooting early Tuesday morning in South Memphis and said the victim knew the suspect. To watch the entire news story, watch the newscast here:...

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Domestic Violence Rises During Pandemic

Domestic Violence Rises During Pandemic

The Shelby County Crime Commission announced a sharp increase in domestic violence aggravated assaults during the months of May, June, and July. The entire article was written by Matthew Harris with The Memphis Flyer. You can read it here:...

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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