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!

Walking School Bus

February 28th, 2023 by

Come along with Jefferson Elementary School Dean Cathy Porter and her ‘walking school bus’ AnnMarie Hilton Appleton Post-Crescent APPLETON – If you were to peek along Prospect Avenue between 7:30 and 8 a.m., odds are you would see Cathy Porter walking with Jefferson Elementary School students and maybe even a yellow wagon in tow. And if you […]

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College student creates program for Harbor House Clients

February 13th, 2023 by

Harbor House intern and occupational therapy student, Taylor Falck, created the Crafts & Creations program for our domestic and sexual violence clients. Participants will make bath bombs, body scrubs, scrunchies, and home decor during the six-week program. Channel 5 featured Taylor on their “Positively Wisconsin” segment. Great job Taylor!

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January 3rd, 2023 by

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month Human trafficking is the misuse of other people (through buying and selling). This often happens for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor.   Child trafficking is the buying and selling of kids under the age of 18. Many youth do not see themselves as victims.   Trafficking […]

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The Cycle of Abuse Does Not Change With or Without Money or Celebrity Status

February 22nd, 2022 by

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 […]

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If You Haven’t Watched “Maid” On Netflix Yet, We Highly Recommend You Do

December 13th, 2021 by

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 […]

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