Battle Scars Ministries Incorporated, (BSMI) is a 501c(3) Organization, that is dedicated to providing Advocacy and Resource Services to Domestic Violence & Abuse Victims throughout the County. BSMI goals are to join partnerships and alliances with other Organizations in assisting Victims in finding valuable Resources, Education and Awar
Battle Scars Ministries Incorporated, (BSMI) is a 501c(3) Organization, that is dedicated to providing Advocacy and Resource Services to Domestic Violence & Abuse Victims throughout the County. BSMI goals are to join partnerships and alliances with other Organizations in assisting Victims in finding valuable Resources, Education and Awareness. Along with Spiritual Enhancement & Empowerment through workshops, forums, and other community endeavors.
Battle Scars Ministries, Inc., will provide Funding, Sponsorships, and vital personal needs for DV victims and those who are affected by Domestic Violence and Abuse through various fundraising initiatives, grants, and collaboration. We are committed to providing quality services within the community through the BSMI Thrift Store which is the Central Hub of our Ministry’s Organization, with the intent of teaching survivor life skills and helping in improving the lives of victims and the families who are affected by domestic violence.
It is through the proceeds from the BSMI Thrift Store and Fundraising Initiatives that will subsidize the “On The Run Fund” to better serve the victims during emergency encounters.
Battle Scars Ministries, Inc. was established July 16, 2009, by Founder, Author, and Rev. Audre’L Davis-Jones. After the arduous writing and finally publishing her first book, “Battle Scars of Emotions ~ Divine Healing from the Scars of Life.” In 2008 she sought out to create a platform where her voice, as well as many others who are cau
Battle Scars Ministries, Inc. was established July 16, 2009, by Founder, Author, and Rev. Audre’L Davis-Jones. After the arduous writing and finally publishing her first book, “Battle Scars of Emotions ~ Divine Healing from the Scars of Life.” In 2008 she sought out to create a platform where her voice, as well as many others who are caught up in the cycle of domestic abuse, could be heard.
It is through speaking her truth of the many violent experiences and horrible encounters of the various forms of firsthand (sexual and molestation) abuse that she once endured early in her youth, is how she got her power back. Since then, she has been a voice for the voiceless. Doing so, made her aware of her healing and strength that came about in time. Therefore, she was determined to advocate for teenage girls in her quest for breaking the cycle of childhood abuse and finally use her own stories of domestic violence and abuse to share with others that they too were not alone.
After the death of one of the young adults she mentored, who was killed by the hands of her husband, Audre’L render every effort to make known the severe danger of remaining in a violent relationship. With this delicate encounter and personal experiences, Battle Scars Ministries Inc. is Audre’L challenge to persevere “in breaking the silence and the cycle of domestic violence/abuse one victim at a time,” as a lifetime mission. With great passion, tenacity, determination, self-funding and hard work since 2009, founder Audre’L Davis-Jones has kept Battle Scars Ministries, Inc. afloat through grassroots efforts.
She has used her many talents through various speaking engagements, writing and producing plays, and teaching sewing to both youth and adults to help strengthen and motivate others. She has sustained the ministry by speaking in the pulpit and at Domestic Violence events where she is inspired to share empower and enlighten others with her real-life knowledge and first-hand personal involvement with Domestic Violence and Abuse.
Hence, on March 19, 2021, Battle Scars Ministries, Inc., expanded with a new working Board of Directors who are dedicated to, “Strengthening the Battered, Mending the Broken, and Healing the Bruised.” women's and teens empowerment programs empowerment programs.
Battle Scars Ministries, Inc. is intentional in "breaking the silence and the cycle of domestic violence" caused by generational negligence, within communities while restoring and empowering victims to reclaim their power as they learn to love themselves.
"On The Run" initiative assist victims in fleeing and or emergency situations. This initiative provides a temporary safe location to retreat to during times of hostile and or violent encounters with a significant partner for a brief time. This process serves as a mean of separation during aggressive and intimidating encounters that leads into a violent situation . All done with little or no waiting period providing funds availability, and the proper vetting from police agency, advocate referrals and or family members who are concerned for the victim safety with minimum processing and wait time.
A one to three-day hotel/motel stay is the accommodation for the "On The Run" assistance. Victims are provided with clothing and personal hygiene items from the BSMI Thrift ReStore if they left their locations without the much needed items. The purpose for the short-term stay is to provide a cooling down period that will allow time for the victim to seek-out a more secure place to live or their next appropriate move.
Battle Scars Ministries, Inc. through their resource center at the BSMI Thrift ReStore assist victims in finding other agencies, shelters, and organizations to assist in proper care, urgent needs, placement and or directions for the client.
"On-The-Run" Funds availability solely comes from the generous donations of our donors and proceeds from The BSMI Thrift ReStore Boutique and Resource Center after monthly expenses when available. We also assist those who are starting over within the community and those who are in need of the various services we provide. Alike, we serve the underprivilege or disadvantaged populations and families who are suffering hardships. No persons who are legitimately in need that comes to us are turned away.
The Battle Scars Ministries Inc. Organization is dedicated to serving the needs of our local community from a grassroots level. From providing clothing and resources to those in need to offering educational programs and support services, we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of those around us. By supporting The BSMI Organization, you are supporting your community and helping to build a brighter future for all.
Disclaimer: If you are in danger or a violent situation, or in fear for your life and needs immediate help please call 911!
Battle Scars Ministries, Inc. is intentional in "Breaking the Silence and the Cycle of Domestic Violence ~ One Victim at a Time"
Remember, Abuse is never the fault of the victim and it can be hard for many reasons, including safety, to end the relationship. "Decide to be intentional to never tolerate abuse or violent behavior the very first time it happens." If you experience any of these "red flags," reach out to a friend or reach out for support from a domestic violence advocate. If you believe a friend or relative is being abused, seek nonjudgmental support.
Emergency “On The Run” Supply Kit
Fleeing with children:
Donated Items can be dropped off at The BSMI Thrift Restore Boutique and Resource Center at:
The 45th Street Flea Market
1710 45th Street
Booths A9-11 & B9-10
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
*Donations intake day are on Wednesdays ~ Please Call in Advance for Appointments
*Also, we kindly ask that all toiletries donated are miniature/travel-sized to help keep the weight of our
“Escape Grab-N-Go Bags” to a minimum.
Something to think about:
What means will you use if you have to leave with just the clothes on your back?
When is enough, enough? Make the decision that the first time is enough!
Where is your safe place or where will you go when a domestic violence crisis arises that no one knows about?
How do you intend to implement your escape plan?
Who is your trusted nonjudgmental friend or family member that supports YOU?
Remember ~ Discretion is your best friend, and to follow your GUT is essential! aldj
Safety Plan Items for “On The Run” or Escaping a violent relationship should be kept in a safe place or with a trusted person. One should never stay in an abusive relationship!
Other Important Items:
What about the pets:
*Be prepared to "Start Over" and or to completely leave the area if necessary on a moment
*Note: Listed items should be kept in a safe place or with a trusted person
If you are in danger or in a violent situation, or in fear for your life and need immediate help, please call 911!
Battle Scars Ministries, Inc. is dedicated to improving the lives of others and providing assistance to domestic violence and abused victims, survivors and to those who are less fortunate within our community.
Your donation can make a real difference in the lives of those we serve. With your help, we can continue to provide vital services and support to those in need. Every little bit helps, so please consider making a donation today.
AudreL Chantel Davis-Jones, Founder, CEO, Author, Playwright