Kanye West’s behavior is abusive, not romantic. Not allowing your partner to move on, using children and/or grandiose gifts as manipulation, threatening new partners, publicly sharing private conversations, and stalking/harassing while claiming to do it out of love is domestic abuse. The continued escalation of these behaviors is a red flag for lethality. Societal failures […]Read Blog Post
Our blog gives our domestic violence advocates a place to share updates within Harbor House's programming, events and collaborations. We are excited to share success stories, facts and news about the work that is being done to end the cycle of abuse in our community!
Community outreach is so important to the Harbor House mission. Hmong Outreach Advocate, Xong Lee, shares a story of a chance encounter at a recent “Meet & Greet” event in Appleton: A customer was walking out of Long Cheng Marketplace with her bubble tea when I had stopped her to ask if she had time […]Read Blog Post
The Netflix limited series “Maid” is being praised by many for its authentic portrayal of domestic abuse and violence. The story of the streaming series introduces us to Alex, a young mother, leaving her (emotionally) abusive, alcoholic boyfriend and the struggles she faces to make ends meet. Alex’s journey is a realistic depiction of the […]Read Blog Post
Talk to anyone in social services work right now and you’ll hear a similar theme — WHAT is going on?! Harbor House is no different. In the last five months, we have seen an extreme increase in the number of clients walking through our doors and the violence they are experiencing is highly escalated. Significant […]Read Blog Post
Sometimes the best gifts you can give to a victim-survivor or someone in an abusive relationship is listening with compassion and offering support. Holidays can have such a mix of emotions and challenges to navigate in general, but when you are in an abusive relationship these can take on a whole new meaning and challenge. […]Read Blog Post
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. At Harbor House, we aim to help our staff and clients achieve holistic health. Holistic Health is about caring for the whole person — providing for your physical, mental, spiritual, and social needs. It’s rooted in the understanding that all these aspects affect your overall health, and being unwell […]Read Blog Post