Ready for a ladies night of food, fun, fashion and pampering? Join us for a very special women’s event to benefit Harmony House! This event will be all about women helping women with power, passion and purpose by raising funds and awareness to eliminate domestic violence.
KOLR and OzarksFirst.com’s series discussing domestic abuse in our community.
On Friday, October 28th Harmony House is hosting the second 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 28 help us change that.
Want to help? You can! We would love for you or your business to partner with us for iCare. Contact Esther at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how.
Harmony House launched a new event called in October 2015 called “iCare”, which was designed to raise awareness about domestic violence, as well as to raise funds to support Harmony House’s emergency shelter and support services. In this first year, over 200 businesses signed up to participate in iCare.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Springfield’s Community Focus Report listed a number of ‘red flags’ when it comes to safety. They include illegal drug use, preventable deaths, and increased demand for services. But one of the red flags, increasing domestic violence, stands out to many people. It’s a problem that has been on the rise for years, and city leaders say they’ll continue to fight it.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Harmony House, Springfield/Greene County’s only domestic violence shelter, announced today they have purchased a new property at 3404 East Ridgeview in Springfield in order to expand shelter space and services to survivors of domestic violence. The new location, formerly an America’s Best Value Inn, will enable Harmony House to meet the increasing demand for their services by expanding shelter capacity from the current 110 to 160 beds. Renovation and construction plans are being finalized.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Ball family contributed in a bag way to a local charity Thursday, presenting a check of $550,000 to the Harmony House.
Harmony House is Springfield-Greene County’s only domestic violence shelter. It announced plans to expand Thursday.
The shelter has served more than 16,000 survivors since first opening its doors.
The expansion, which will be in a property at 3404 E. Ridgeview, will take the shelter from 110 beds to 160.
The new location was formerly an America’s Best Value Inn.
Four women who sought help at Harmony House share their stories of being abused by the men they loved.
When it comes to finding affordable, permanent housing, the cards are stacked against survivors of domestic violence, according to Harmony House executive director Lisa Farmer.
Often times they have a poor employment history because their abuser has prevented them from working, Farmer said. If they were allowed to work, they probably used a lot of sick days. Their credit history and financial situation are often in bad shape — thanks to being mismanaged by their abuser, Farmer said.
Our volunteers are the very heart and soul of Harmony House. Coming from all walks of life, businesses and church groups, colleges and social organizations, they are the lifeblood of our organization.