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Three things that the Sisters Against Abuse Society, (SAAS)  provides that are the Best Practices and  are Trauma Informed direct service:

  1. Culturally Specific Faith-based Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Supportive Group Counseling: Spiritually supportive biblical interpretations of violence prevention towards women, Confidential advocacy, and individual healing protocols. 
  2. International Ecumenical Domestic Violence Clergy Training: Pastors & Leadership Conferences Annually with a curriculum for Biblical and Trauma Informed Domestic Violence Education and grassroots startup advocacy.
  3. Establishing Ecumenical Community & Mainstream Partnership Education:  Myths & Facts about secular partners and understanding the benefits of community partnerships for victims. 
    Our acceptance in mainstream communities and building trust within the black church. 


 La Donna Marie Combs is a highly trained educator, counselor, and advocate for victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Teen Dating Violence, Stalking, and Human Trafficking in Detroit, MI.  She is the President and CEO of the Sisters Against Abuse Society, (SAAS) a nonprofit organization bringing hope, help, and healing to victims and survivors of domestic & sexual violence in the black and African American Community. Her expertise spans more than 16 years in managing such programs as the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program, (SANE), Residential and Transitional Shelter & Treatment programs for victims, and Kids Club Youth Advocacy. She’s an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, MI and a curriculum writer for the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, (IDVAAC) and a collaborator with the African American Domestic Peace Project, (AADPP) both at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.