In Search of Sanctuary is an interdisciplinary and interfaith response to intimate partner violence (IPV or domestic abuse). We disseminate research and resources for persons who have and who are currently experiencing IPV, as well as the faith communities that serve them. This site may help you locate a shelter near you, learn about domestic violence, consider tips when leaving abusive relationships, and understand interfaith responses to IPV. 

I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove!

I would fly away and be at rest."


Psalms 55:6


Our Mission

Is to empower victims and survivors of intimate partner violence while reshaping the discourse within faith groups. 

Our Vision

Is to see victims of intimate partner violence get the resources, support, and empowerment by their faith communities to find their way out of the abusive relationships. 

This website was funded in part through a grant from Pepperdine University Cross-School Collaborative Research Program but does not necessarily reflect the views of Pepperdine University.


The information contained in the following web pages was valid at the time of publication. In Search of Sanctuary reserves the right to make changes and improvements at any time without notice, and assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions, or discrepancies. This site is just informational, it is not advising any course of action and you should consult with professionals in your area. 

Help and Information

If you are in danger and need immediate help call 911 or  National Hotline: 



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