The number of domestic violence survivors staying in Harmony House in Springfield decreased in 2019 for the first time in a decade.
There are a lot of reasons why victims of domestic abuse don’t just leave their situation. Advocates say, many times it’s more difficult and dangerous than you might think. Now, Missouri lawmakers will consider removing at least one obstacle to escaping the violence
The next time you’re in an all-staff meeting, look around at your colleagues and consider these shocking facts: Roughly half of them have or will be victims of psychological aggression from an intimate partner and roughly a third of women and a fourth of men have or will experience physical violence by their partner.
Though Kay’s abusive ex-husband focused his physical and psychological attacks on her, the domestic violence affected many others. Kay is a Springfield woman who asked her full name not be used. Her ex will soon be released from prison, and she continues to fear for her safety.
Many people know the feeling of being in the beauty shop, and the atmosphere of it all. Salons and barbershops often act as a relaxing, safe haven for people, along with the beautician being a personal therapist or advisers. That’s why Harmony house is giving salon owners and stylists the tools to be all of […]
Harmony House has hired a Prevention Education Coordinator who will oversee a Speaker’s Bureau of community volunteers, board members and staff. The speakers will address a variety of issues connected to spreading awareness of the problem of domestic violence in our area and how residents can join together to stop it.
Greene County’s only domestic violence shelter is getting a boost from the federal government to help survivors transition into permanent housing.
Many victims and advocates were honored during the Victims Memorial Garden Brick Dedication Thursday evening.
Many children have escaped the trauma of domestic violence and are living with a parent in the Harmony House shelter in east Springfield. Harmony House serves anywhere between 30 and 50 children at any given time
Harmony House Outreach Coordinator Brigitte Walker wants people to stop questioning why victims of domestic violence “don’t just leave” their abusers. When she hears these sort of comments, Walker said she sees it as a teaching moment and an opportunity to increase community awareness.