In 2011, with a growing number of cases of violence against women, the Mayor of Ariquemes, Brazil held a meeting with non-governmental agencies and local community leaders. The Rev. Hugo Armando Sanchez, parish priest and representative of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil, participated in this discussion. The mayor shared the need to set up a support house for women in situations of violence. He also explained the municipalities’ lack of funds to support such an institution. With the blessing of the attendees, the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil made the decision to create and run Casa Noeli dos Santos, led by The Revda. Elineide Oliveira.