The Circle of Divine Destiny, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2009 to provide free counseling, advocacy, and referral services to victims and survivors of physical, sexual, verbal, mental, and emotional abuse; intimate partner violence (IPV); and spousal abuse in the Memphis Metropolitan Statistical Area, TN-MS-AR (MSA), which ranks among the highest rates of domestic violence in the U.S.
Our Domestic Violence Program also includes crisis intervention; safety planning; transportation and medical services; rental/mortgage and utility assistance; and support groups with a faith-based approach to help alleviate the devastating effects of domestic violence, often exacerbated by poverty, substance abuse, mental illness, low-paying jobs, unemployment, poor living conditions, homelessness, lack of education, and inadequate healthcare.
As Mid-South residents increasingly seek professional guidance in the wake of severe psychological, emotional, physical, financial, and spiritual distress, the demand for our services has never been greater—which far exceeds our capacity.
The agency plans to expand its Domestic Violence Program to include case management services; GED preparation classes; life-skills training; job readiness and placement assistance; and a safe house for women (and their children) to empower them to heal; reconnect with God, family, and friends; escape their abuser; end the cycle of violence; secure decent, affordable housing; and achieve economic independence.
While the Circle of Divine Destiny, Inc. offers services for adult women and men in the Mid-South, which consists of Shelby, Tipton, and Fayette Counties (Tennessee); DeSoto, Marshall, Tate, and Tunica Counties (Mississippi); and Crittenden County (Arkansas), it primarily targets women, who represent 70% of domestic violence victims in the region, and African Americans, who comprise over 52% of the population in Memphis and Shelby County.
- To advocate for and empower victims and survivors of domestic violence to reach their full potential and achieve self-sufficiency by providing them free counseling, advocacy, and referral services.
- To increase our capacity, diversify our services, and tailor our programs to meet the specific needs of our clients and end the vicious cycle of domestic violence in each life, home, and community.
- • Education • Support • Integrity • Autonomy • Confidentiality • Social Justice • Prevention • Accountability • Collaboration • Quality Services • Diversity & Equality • Empowerment
- Legal Advocacy
- Support Groups
- Financial Assistance
- Safety Planning
- Case Management
- Spiritual Support
- Crisis Intervention
- Social Services
- Community Education