The Grove Hosts YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee’s AMEND Together Ambassadors During Sunday Service October 3 

   September 15th, 2021             Client News

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

NASHVILLE, TN (Sept. 15, 2021) – Watson Grove Baptist Church announced today it is partnering with YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee’s AMEND Together to promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October. On Sunday, October 3, members of the AMEND Together team will join senior pastor, Rev. Dr. John R. Faison during Sunday service to share important information about the national initiative.

AMEND Together is a primary prevention initiative of YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee dedicated to ending violence against women and girls by engaging men and boys to change the culture that supports violence. The campaign works to challenge the culture that supports violence, cultivate healthy masculinity in men and boys, and change the future for women and girls. In addition to sharing information during Sunday service at The Grove on October 3, Shan Foster, Executive Director of AMEND Together will be available after the service to speak one-on-one with church members.

“We are proud to invite AMEND Together to The Grove to promote the importance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to help our community work together to encourage healthy masculinity and respect, support strong families, and share information on how to prevent and report domestic violence,” said Rev. Dr. John R. Faison, Senior Pastor, Watson Grove Baptist Church.

AMEND Together partners with Metro Nashville Public Schools to provide AMEND clubs across the city where hundreds of boys are provided a safe space to talk about healthy masculinity and gender-based violence. Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) began in 1987 to connect organizations working on domestic violence issues and raise awareness.

According to information provided by AMEND Together, more than half of crimes against persons in the state of Tennessee are domestic violence related. Metro Nashville Police respond to a domestic violence call every 20 minutes. According to, studies have shown that 1 in 4 women will experience intimate partner violence in her lifetime. Additionally, 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, with 90% an eyewitness to the violence.

About Watson Grove Baptist Church

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