Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive, and controlling behavior.
Verbal and Physical Abuse
Before they’ve even reached adulthood, one third of Americans will be in an abusive or unhealthy relationship and/or will experience sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional dating abuse.
Unfortunately, teen relationship abuse is often the start of a cycle of abuse that can continue throughout a person’s life. At MAD21, we want to put a stop to the violence by educating the community to uphold the dignity of every human being; to respect every person's right to be treated humanely, free from judgement and domestic violence abuse.
Our nonprofit initiative was initially established to educate teens early on dating violence in the hopes of preventing abusers and victims from entering into unhealthy relationships.
Today, we give voice to all domestic violence victims, help them work toward lasting healing while creating a snowball effect in the community to teach people of all ages how to love, respect and understand one another as we build stronger relationships together.
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, we work at the grassroots level to address the problem of relationship abuse, providing care packages, food services, educational materials, referrals for domestic violence victims.
We also help victims create safety plans and find alternatives for support when they are unable to leave the state due to a court order because of children.
MAD21 (Make A Difference 2 1) was founded by Wilmecia Robinson, a survivor turned domestic violence advocate who knows first-hand the challenges victims face when deciding whether to go or stay with an abusive partner.
In addition to providing support for victims, we also work in tandem with other organizations to raise awareness, and engage community advocates.
Our ultimate goal is to prevent the negative mental and physical health outcomes of domestic violence and save lives as we transform the way our culture treats domestic abuse for once and for all.