ABUSE RECOVERY MINISTRY & SERVICES

Embracing the Truth about Abuse

aka ARMS   |   Hillsboro, OR   |  www.armsonline.org

Mission

ARMS' mission is to provide healing and transformation, from a faith perspective, to those impacted by domestic violence.

Ruling year info

1999

Principal Officer

Stacey Womack

Main address

PO Box 663

Hillsboro, OR 97123 USA

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EIN

93-1270845

NTEE code info

Victims' Services (P62)

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Christian (X20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Domestic violence and abuse is more than physical. It also includes psychological, verbal, sexual, financial, property, spiritual and animal abuse. While physical abuse is illegal and the number one cause of injury and homicide for women, most of our women die a very slow death from the abusive patterns used to gain power and control in their intimate relationships. ARMS aims to address domestic abuse from all sides and in every form, to bring an end to the cycle of abuse for not only the men and women we serve, but for their children.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Her Journey

Her Journey is a free 15 week recovery program to help women would have or are experiencing domestic violence and abuse. These small groups are held in confidential locations in multiple states. ARMS has served 17,000 women since 1997

Population(s) Served

This program is for men who have used abusive and controlling behaviors. Group length varies on each individual, but most men are with us for about a year. They learn what abuse is and its impact on others. They learn non-abusive beliefs and behaviors to help them be better men. Intake and group fees apply.

Population(s) Served

This program is for women who have used abusive behaviors who have also experience abuse. Clients learn the different types of abuse and their impact on others. They learn new non-abusive conflict resolution skills as they build self-respect, respect for others and boundary setting skills.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to bring healing to victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse. To help them understand and believe in their value and help them set healthy boundaries. To end the cycle of abuse for their children by helping their mothers understand what healthy relationships should look like.

Another goal is to help those who perpetrate domestic violence and abuse to take responsibility for their actions, understand the impact and change their belief systems that have supported their abusive behavior. We aim to equip them with new healthy beliefs and behaviors to end the cycle of abuse for them and their families.

ARMS works to educate the community about these issue through conferences and speaking engagements.

We strive to help victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse find hope and healing through our FREE 15 week recovery program. We have currently served over 21K women. These small group settings are held across the nation, in Kenya and Mexico by volunteer leaders who we train. They are held in confidential locations, prisons, shelters and recovery homes.
Each lesson addresses issues these women face. We walk along side them as they make their own choices about how to best address the abuse in their lives. This is a trauma informed program.


ARMS believes it is important to address the source of the problem by serving those who use abusive behaviors. ARMS provides separate groups for men and women teaching them to recognize abuse and the impact on their victims. They learn to take responsibility for their actions and learn non-abusive ways to handle conflict. ARMS currently has a 5% recidivism rate for our court mandated men who we have served for the last five years.

ARMS has a proven track record of success over the last 21 years.

We aren't only capable of doing what we say we will do, we have evidence to show our success.

By equipping capable volunteers to lead our women's recovery program, Her Journey, we continue to expand to new regions.

ARMS has been a active part of the larger domestic violence community and is considered an expert in the field, especially from a faith perspective. Our on going outreach to the communities we are serving in continues to open more doors.

ARMS is preparing to launch online training in 2019 for those interested in partnering with us in ending domestic violence. We have a national and international organization asking us for this help and are working on a grant and fundraising to accomplish our goal of serving more people in more areas.

ARMS has served over 21K women who have experienced domestic violence.
ARMS has served over 3K men and women who have used abusive behaviors.

ARMS has expanded from one group to over 70 weekly groups.

ARMS has trained thousands of people in the community around domestic violence, especially in the faith community. We have spoken at conferences, had articles published and received awards for the work we have done.

ARMS is moving to the next level by providing an online training program to ensure those who use our materials can do it safely. We are being asked to do this by national and international organization. While we will continue the good work we are already doing, we believe ARMS is moving to becoming an organization that equips others to do this work. This will greatly expand our reach. We will train and consult others who have a heart for this work.

Financials

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Operations

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ABUSE RECOVERY MINISTRY & SERVICES

Board of directors
as of 11/27/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dina Poulin

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No