What We Believe in
No one organization offers all the solutions and we believe in forging new collaborations, coming together with a wide range of partners and creating new approaches.
Comprehensive, integrated and multi-disciplinary approaches that are well designed, and reflect and respond to diverse community needs and assets are essential.
Inclusion and Diversity
All forms of oppression create a culture, which enables sexual assault and domestic violence to occur. We value inclusiveness and diversity and believe that the voices and experiences of victims and survivors as well as all human beings are vital in preventing sexual assault and domestic violence.
Everyone has the power to create change in the prevention, intervention, and response to sexual assault and domestic violence. It is essential that Shining Light In Darkness be a highly adaptive organization, receptive to outside signals, agile enough to change course, and flexible enough to respond to new opportunities in order to stay relevant, effective, and achieve social change.
Violence is Preventable
Violence is preventable and all individuals have the right to healthy, life affirming relationships demonstrated by respect, trust, safety, mutuality, individuality, support, acceptance, and caring and everyone has the right to live in a thriving compassionate community without fear or the threat of sexual assault and domestic violence.