Domestic violence in Springfield continues to get worse, but community leaders are fighting back. Read on to learn what’s going on locally, and find out how you can help make a difference.
The crisis line rang at 11:21 a.m. Brenda Johnson, an advocate at Springfield’s only domestic violence shelter, picked up the phone. “Can you tell me about your situation?” she asked the caller. Johnson, a survivor herself, listened and took notes “How long? … Two children and pregnant? He doesn’t feel like the child is his?”
The News-Leader coverage on domestic violence. Janice Gehrke was at a Renaissance Festival in Kansas City last fall when she learned that her ex-husband had been arrested again. Her ex, Greg Marvin, had been charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action for allegedly shooting a man multiple times in the parking lot of Bass […]
It may be a little too wet to grill outside this weekend, but you can still get your barbeque fix at the annual Rock’n Ribs Barbeque Festival in Springfield. This is the 18th year for the Kansas City BBQ Society’ Sanctioned event in Springfield. More than 70 teams from all over the country will be […]
News-Leader Photography Contest. 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. “The News-Leader has a strong commitment, in our editorial agenda, […]
The ribbon has been cut and finishing touches are underway as Springfield’s domestic violence shelter gets set to open a new facility around Highway 65 and Battlefield.
KSPR – Harmony House is opening a new domestic violence shelter in southeast Springfield, near Battlefield Road at U.S. 65. The new facility will give 160 people per night a safe place to sleep. That is 50 more beds than the old facility on Cherry Street.
The Standard – Bobby and Betty Allison’s Harmony House will be moving to a new location in Springfield, thanks to charitable community funds and countless volunteers’ donation of time and resources. The Harmony House organization, Missouri’s oldest shelter for survivors of domestic violence, offers several vital resources that are extended to any community member in […]
Ozarks First – 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 Near Battlefield Road and Highway 65, the new facility couldn’t be in a more prominent Springfield location. And the director says […]
Harmony House is opening a new domestic violence shelter in southeast Springfield, near Battlefield Road at U.S. 65 The new facility will give 160 people per night a safe place to sleep. That is 50 more beds than the old facility on Cherry Street. The new space features larger rooms that can comfortably sleep four […]