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Faith-Based Organizations

Faith-based organizations are an integral part of our Nation's social service network. They can help your SART create referral networks and assist victims with their spiritual concerns (e.g., faith-based communities that form partnerships with community-based advocates can offer onsite counseling as a collaborative effort between clergy and community-based advocacy5).

On a SART, members of faith-based organizations—

  • Identify barriers that impede victims from seeking services.
  • Inform the team about victims' spiritual needs.
  • Bridge service gaps between community service agencies and faith-based organizations.
  • Act as liaison between the team and faith-based organizations.
  • Provide faith-based prevention education.
  • Provide training and education for hospital, law enforcement, and firefighter chaplaincies.