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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence effects 1 in 7 people in our community, and October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Harbor House is the only agency solely serving domestic violence victim-survivors in Outagamie and Calumet Counties and will have two campaigns throughout October to raise awareness and support.

Our fourth annual Purple Porch Project encourages homeowners and businesses to change standard porch lights and/or outdoor lights to purple-colored lights to promote awareness and support for domestic violence victim-survivors. Purple Porch kits are available in different sizes and price ranges. Click Here to learn more about PPP.

In addition, we are hosting a challenge to raise $50,000 in the month of October to support victim-survivors of domestic violence. Four survivors have been willing to share their stories throughout the month, and each will give viewers an idea of the widespread effects of domestic abuse.

“Domestic violence knows no boundaries – every race, ethnic, and socio-economic group in our community experiences domestic violence. We hope the stories of these survivors inspire our community to reach out for information, for guidance, and to support those around them.” – Amber Schroeder, Executive Director of Harbor House.


Light is to darkness what love is to fear; in the presence of one the other disappears.

- Marianne Williamson

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our series of videos that are being released throughout the month to learn how your support changes lives.

“The strongest light is the light that
shines within you. Use it to lead the
way of your life.”

- Anonymous

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness:
only light can do that. Hate cannot
drive out hate: only love can do that.”

- Martin Luther King Jr.