- A Ministry of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral -
The Story of Tamar and Her Friends
The name "The Friends of Tamar" comes from the biblical story of the rape of Tamar in 2 Samuel. Tamar was powerful King David's daughter, signifying that this violence may happen to a woman in any circumstance, whether she comes from great privilege or poverty, or lives in an urban or rural setting. As a consequence of her rape, Tamar is forced to leave her home, and the story closes with her in desolation.
We instead envision a more redemptive ending, with the
community surrounding Tamar and providing her with all the love and
support she needs to begin a new life filled with hope.
Founded in 2014, The Friends of Tamar are the many people who have given so generously in so many ways to our projects that support women who experience sexual violence in all its forms. We are committed to helping in the immediate aftermath and throughout the healing journey.
We hope you'll consider joining us in our work to combat violence with love -- more information about how you can get involved can be found on our "Contact Us" page.
What We Do
Together, The Friends of Tamar...
- Offer resources for hope, healing, and help to survivors of sexual violence in all its manifestations.
- Provide support to women who experienced violence at all stages of their healing journey.
- Raise community awareness about issues involving sexual violence as a crucial step toward transforming the culture.
- Initiate conversations within local communities in an effort to identify systemic causes of sexual violence.
- Work with community partners on innovative solutions to combat systemic causes of violence.