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.
On Friday, October 26th Harmony House is hosting the fourth iCare event. Join people throughout the community who will be taking the “iCare” pledge by wearing a symbolic black eye to raise awareness of the domestic violence problem in our community and raising funds for Harmony House to help save lives.
Domestic violence is not a problem that can be kept hidden any longer. The secret is out; thousands of people in the Ozarks are trying to leave and have no place to go.
On October 26 help us change that.
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.