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.
Domestic violence victims fleeing abusive partners will now have a new housing option in the Springfield area. Harmony House will open it’s new location this month, providing more room for survivors