In 2015 Trustees reviewed our name and image, deciding that Nene Valley Christian Family Refuge was not as relevant to the services we were delivering as it once was. The name eve was chosen because it relates specifically to Women. Eve was the first woman. She was created by God out of Adam’s rib, next to his heart to be protected by him. She was created equal to Adam. Eve was the first daughter of the living God, she was the first wife and the first mother, and hers was the first family on earth.
Eve is ‘every woman’ and in fact, every human. Eve’s DNA exists in a direct, unbroken, maternal line, of all currently living humans, This is the most recent woman from whom all living humans today descend, in an unbroken line, on their mother’s side, and through the mothers of those mothers, and so on, back until all lines converge onto one person.
The name Eve means ‘To breathe life’. As an organisation we want to breathe new life into lives affected by domestic abuse, so transforming these lives by engaging them in educational and therapeutic activities and interventions, helping survivors and their families to regain hope and develop the resilience and transformative skills they need to maintain their freedom and security.