Friday, January 1, 2016

Harmony House

Harmony House has the mission to provide shelter, advocacy and education to survivors of domestic violence and promote the principle that all individuals have the right to a life free of abuse.

This mission is supported by four agency goals:

-To provide short-term emergency protective shelter for survivors of domestic violence.
-To help survivors of domestic violence break the cycle of abuse through programs of education, support, referral and advocacy.
-To disseminate information to the community that promotes understanding about the factors involved in domestic violence, its prevalence, causes, patterns and prevention.
-To advocate for changes that will provide the opportunity for a lifestyle free of domestic violence for all people.

Harmony House was started by a concerned group of community members in 1976 and has been providing shelter along with support services to domestic violence survivors every since then and to date has impacted the lives of over 14,000 women and children.

The center began as a grassroots all-volunteer organization with the first survivors being sheltered in volunteers’ homes and area hotels, then in rented shelter homes. Learn more about the history of Harmony House at their website. 

Listen to the interview for Harmony House.