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October is DVAM

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1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the US have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. 1 in 15 children are exposed to domestic violence each year.....

What about the kids?

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...these kids are still faced with the many things that all kids face - they go to school, have homework, try to make friends....but too many are carrying much bigger burdens that they don't even have control over.

Breaking the Cycle

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As the summer season is upon us, We're reminded this is often one of the busiest times of year for our emergency shelter. Not only do we tend to receive more hotline calls from survivors seeking shelter, but many clients residing in shelter have young children, who are now out of school for summer break.

Five Years Ago

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DID YOU KNOW? According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, "homicide is the leading cause of death for pregnant women in the United States. An estimated 20% of pregnant women experience domestic violence during their pregnancy, making it more common than gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, which are routinely screened for by physicians."

Financial Abuse

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DID YOU KNOW? According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, between 21%-60% of domestic violence survivors lose their jobs because of reasons stemming from abuse.

On Record with Nia, Teen Advisory Board Member

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But what struck me most of our conversation was her description of the impact of technology and the allure of toxicity in high school dating relationships. She described a trend that has become very normalized and that is for teens to say "I'm in a toxic relationship".

New Beginnings

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We are likely not the first, and probably not going to be the last, to tell you we are excited for the new year. New things are shiny. They are pretty. They are clean. Untouched. Unmarked. The new year can symbolize new beginnings and new promises we make to ourselves.


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Tiffany began to witness abuse at the young age of 3. After her father passed away, her mom remarried and found herself in an abusive relationship. Signs of abuse happened early on. The abuser was always temperamental and would find fault in the simplest things. For example, he would be triggered by a fresh loaf of bread not being on the table. To protect her children the best way she could, Tiffany's mom would often try...


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After her first incident, Michelle repeated the cycle of abuse hundreds of times before finding the courage to leave. She had denied that she was being abused due to how spread out the stages would be...


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Looking back, the first signs of abuse were his possessiveness and verbal assaults. He always wanted to know where she was and would often control what she was allowed to wear. If she was non-compliant, she would be insulted, accused of infidelity, or guilt tripped for not doing as he asked. While juggling the ever-growing toxic relationship...

What's Healthy? What's Not?

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We spend a lot of time talking about the tough stuff. The relationships that are unhealthy, unsafe and even dangerous...but there are so many reasons to celebrate the good relationships in our lives...

SafeHomes has the BEST VOLUNTEERS

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and we could not do all that we do without the help of our amazing volunteers...

1 in 3 High School Relationships Involve Abuse

February is Teen Dating Violence (TDV) Awareness Month and unfortunately, 1 in 3 high school relationships involve some form of physical, emotional or sexual abuse...

Does Your Partner?

Many abusers are described as having a "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" personality...

Why Don't They Just Leave?

It seems simple. But leaving an abusive relationship is never so simple...

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence does not discriminate. Abuse is about power and control and it does not matter how old someone is, their gender, their culture or socioeconomic status, or any other factors...

DV and the Workplace

We hope you had a wonderful Labor Day - a day dedicated to celebrating the contributions workers have made to the well-being of our country...

Back to School

It is almost time for our children to head back to school and there is so much that is on the minds of parents, teachers, coaches and other teen mentors alike...

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