An effort to combat domestic violence doesn’t seem to be enough — as numbers continue to grow in the area.
Springfield has reached a six year high for domestic violence. As domestic violence continues police and Harmony House are now seeing a new issue, homicides.
Harmony House announces new board members.
Nearly 120 people — prosecutors, attorneys, medical professionals, school district representatives, victim advocates, law enforcement, City Council members and abuse survivors — spent Tuesday and Wednesday learning about the Family Justice Center model and planned how to create and sustain a “one-stop shop” for victims of abuse in Springfield.
A new apartment complex in Springfield is the first in Missouri to set aside units for survivors of domestic violence leaving a shelter.
Harmony House received the Public Awareness Award and Nonprofit Organization of the Year.
The Family Justice Center and will be housed on the second floor of the Greene Co. Courthouse. It’s goal is to bring together law enforcement, attorneys, health care professionals, and abuse counselors among others for a one-stop shop for domestic violence survivors.
Janice Gehrke was at a Renaissance Festival in Kansas City last fall when she learned that her ex-husband had been arrested again
The second annual Springfield News-Leader “Best of 2016 Photo Show” to benefit Harmony House Family Violence Prevention Center takes place during the March First Friday Art Walk, Friday March 3rd from 5:30 to 8:00pm upstairs at Springfield Brewing Company, 301-305 S. Market.
At 1:48 p.m. Thursday, the first bus pulled into the driveway at Harmony House’s new shelter. Executive Director Lisa Farmer watched via security cameras as the women and children got off the bus and made their way to the front door.