Domestic violence is the leading cause of serious injury to American women between the ages of 15 and 44, more common than automobile accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
One third of high school and college students experience violence in an intimate partner relationship during their dating years.
Assistance with Protective Orders
Safe Harbor believes that many behaviors and responses expressed by survivors are related to traumatic experiences, therefore, our program and services help to facilitate growth, resilience and healing.
Our program incorporates empowerment advocacy and referrals to community-based programs to design a safe and workable solution of the survivor’s choice.
Children and Domestic Violence
Those most in need of help are least able to help themselves.
In homes of domestic violence 70% of the children are abused or neglected.
Children who live in violent homes always get hurt, even if they aren’t directly abused.
Personalized Safety Planning
Indoor and Outdoor Activities
Summer Educational Enrichment Program
Each year, an estimated 10 to 15 million children are at risk of witnessing domestic violence in the U.S.
Because what they see and hear can be every bit as damaging to their spirits as physical or sexual violence is to their bodies. And we know that children who grow up in violent homes are likely to become abusive adults.
Safe Harbor has a comprehensive children’s program that focuses on addressing children’s emotional and physical needs, restoring self-esteem, safety planning and providing coping skills.