"Rebuilding Healthy Families After Domestic Violence Through God's Empowerment"
Escape Now!
 

DO NOT use your computer at home to access websites dealing with domestic violence. Computer use can easily be monitored by your abuser. Click the "Escape Now" button to go to a safe website.

 

For immediate assistance, call 911 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or TTY (800) 787-3224

YOU CAN MAKE A CHANGE

IN THE LIFE

OF ONE FAMILY TODAY

What is Domestic Violence?

"Domestic violence is the use of power and control by an abuser to invoke fear and compliance in the victim"
- Kimya Motley, Founder and President of HOLI



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STATISTICS

Credit: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

1 every 14 Hours

In America, one woman is fatally shot by a spouse, ex-spouse or dating partner every 14 hours.

1 in 3 Women AND 1 in 4 Men

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.

20 per minute

On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.

1 in 15

1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence - National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Psalm 27:1 and 5 - The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid? For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.
Escape Now!
 

DO NOT use your computer at home to access websites dealing with domestic violence. Computer use can easily be monitored by your abuser. Click the "Escape Now" button to go to a safe website.

 

For immediate assistance, call 911 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or TTY (800) 787-3224

OUR VISION

To eradicate domestic violence in every community throughout the world so that families can live in homes filled with love, peace, respect and unity.

OUR MISSION

Haven of Light seeks to build healthy families through a relationship with Jesus Christ and believes that lasting change is only possible through Him. We are transforming families with God's love in an atmosphere of restoration, healing, forgiveness, and hope.

The mission of Haven of Light International, Inc. is to educate, inspire, and advocate for our families in an effort to stop domestic violence through intervention, education, support, and accountability. We do this by increasing effective collaboration with our clients, community members, and agencies.

OUR STORY

Our founder, Kimya Motley has experienced family violence during the course of her lifetime. She accepted those situations as part of the normal progression of life. On September 20, 2011, all of that changed. She was shot by her ex-husband four times in the back of the head, neck, face, and back with a .38 caliber pistol. Additionally, he shot her then 10 -year old daughter, once, at point blank range in the head. Neither were expected to live, but did by God’s grace and love. Kimya knew that with the help of Jesus, she could turn her tragedy into triumph for so many others. Out of her experiences with domestic violence, the idea for Haven of Light International was birthed.




Psalm 133:1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!

Escape Now!
 

DO NOT use your computer at home to access websites dealing with domestic violence. Computer use can easily be monitored by your abuser. Click the "Escape Now" button to go to a safe website.

 

For immediate assistance, call 911 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or TTY (800) 787-3224

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

member image KIMYA MOTLEY Founder and President

 

member image MOSES KABIA Treasurer

 

member image SABRINA MCCRAY Secretary

 

member image DR. KERI NORRIS Board Member

 

member image JUDGE PHINIA ATEN Board Member

 

member image Marcy Thomas Board Member

 

member image Bernadette Waddell Board Member

 

Escape Now!
 

DO NOT use your computer at home to access websites dealing with domestic violence. Computer use can easily be monitored by your abuser. Click the "Escape Now" button to go to a safe website.

 

For immediate assistance, call 911 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or TTY (800) 787-3224

TRANSITION PROGRAMS

Please Join Us in Prayer And the Raising of Funds to Make Our Dream of Opening the Transitional Home a Reality

The women’s housing program will be our primary ministry. It will exist to serve women and their children coming from domestic violence situations. We have established partnerships with local women’s shelters that know of women in need of transitional housing. Women entering our transitional facility MUST be referred from a domestic violence shelter (some exclusions apply).


 

 

This is a goals - based program in which the women will be required to participate in the following: financial planning, continued education, job training, counseling, bible - based classes, and other life skills classes (house management, parenting, and cooking skills).

 
For Women In Active Domestic Violence Situations We Offer:
  • Crisis intervention
  • Shelter referrals
  • Access to community resources
  • Biblical Counseling
  • Monthly women's support groups
 
F.O.C.U.S. Focus on Christ for Ultimate Satisfaction

We offer hope, encouragement, support, education, spiritual direction, and assistance to teen girls and women who experience dissatisfaction in ANY relationships especially those who are struggling in difficult circumstances such as dysfunctional relationships (marriages), partner abuse, separation, or divorce, and teenage relationship issues. We also provide help for those who have trouble with other types of relationships such as with our children, co-workers, parents, and friends.

How do you know if you should join this group? Answer a few questions:

Do you:

  • Feel guilty for saying no to someone else’s demands?
  • Resist stating your opinions so you won’t rock the boat?
  • Fail to hold someone accountable for wrong actions because you don’t want to hurt their feelings?

Then, you may have a problem with setting personal boundaries and FOCUS is definitely the group for you!

This group will help us develop the skills necessary to have the mutually satisfying connections we have always desired. It is all about helping us build healthy relationships, marriages, families, and communities AND it is absolutely free! (We have GREAT refreshments too!)

It is my prayer that you will join us!

Please visit us FocusMinistries1.org for more information on F.O.C.U.S and other resources.

The men's program serves men that are victims of domestic violence AND we serve perpetrators of DV. The goal of this program is to help our participants identify their own patterns of abuse, to accept full responsibility for their behavior, to develop ways to communicate, get their needs met without violence and intimidation (power and control), and to provide a safe environment for their intimate partners and children.

Our program provides referrals for housing for victims of domestic violence and Family Violence Intervention Programs for perpetrators

 
"Everyone in an abusive family is wounded - the abuser during childhood, the victim at present, and the children for a lifetime! As long as abuse continues, we are setting children up for a life of destructive patterns and failed marriages"

- 2004 FOCUS Ministries

We provide speakers for community events to address a variety of topics for Domestic Violence and Teen Dating Violence Awareness Months and throughout the year. We have presentations for all ages from students in elementary to adults. They include:

  • Unhealthy attitudes and behaviors in relationships
  • Violence Against Women in professional sports
  • Bullying prevention
  • Dating violence
  • Sexual violence
  • Forgiveness
  • The New You after Abuse
  • Overcoming the Odds
  • Choices

Students from local high schools and middle schools serve on our Teen Task Force Against Violence. They are an advisory panel that assists us with advocating for DV and teen dating violence awareness and prevention and strengthening our teen programs. Students currently serving reside in Newton, Dekalb, and Gwinnett counties. Click here to find out more about our teen program

 
For information on any of these programs, please complete the form on the "Contact" section.

 
Escape Now!
 

DO NOT use your computer at home to access websites dealing with domestic violence. Computer use can easily be monitored by your abuser. Click the "Escape Now" button to go to a safe website.

 

For immediate assistance, call 911 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or TTY (800) 787-3224

Please God, send some help. Make all the hurt go away. Make all the fighting stop.
Escape Now!
 

DO NOT use your computer at home to access websites dealing with domestic violence. Computer use can easily be monitored by your abuser. Click the "Escape Now" button to go to a safe website.

 

For immediate assistance, call 911 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or TTY (800) 787-3224

ARE YOU BEING ABUSED?

Domestic violence/abuse crosses race, gender, ethnic, age, economic, cultural, religious, and sexual orientation boundaries.
 
Are YOU living with domestic violence?
 
  • Have you ever been hit, slapped, kicked, strangled, or punched by your partner?
  • Do you feel as if you are “walking on eggshells” whenever you are around your partner?
  • Are you starting to feel like your partner is isolating you from family and friends?
  • Has your partner ever threated to hurt or kill you?
  • Has your partner ever broken, trashed, or destroyed your property or things you care about?
  • Has your partner ever tried to prevent you from going to school work, and/or control your spending and finances?
  • Has your partner ever forced you to have sex?
  • Does your partner insult you by shaming, name calling, or making you feel as if you are crazy?
  • Has your partner ever hurt your pets or threatened to do so?
 
If you are experiencing any of these behaviors, you may be in an abusive situation. Your life may even be in danger.


 

GET IN TOUCH

For general inquiries or if you are interested in donating to or volunteering for our organization​ please complete fields below and someone will be in contact with your shortly. Thank you in advance for your support - Admin Team
 

404-594-2836
404-59HAVEN

 

863 Flat Shoals Road
Suite C244
Conyers, GA 30094


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