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!

What Can I Do?

October 23rd, 2020 by

A look at how we can be supportive friends, family, and co-workers to someone in an abusive or unhealthy relationship Do you have a loved one who is in an unsafe relationship? Or someone who is causing harm? Are you worried about what might be happening in a loved one’s relationship? Do you feel helpless […]

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Safety Back to School?

September 21st, 2020 by

The 2020-2021 school year has begun and depending on what school district you live in the school setting may look different this year. COVID-19 has impacted and infiltrated what feels like nearly every aspect of our lives and heading back to school is one of them. Whether the school district is starting off the school […]

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This is my Story.

June 16th, 2020 by

March 2020, threw our country a curveball called, COVID-19. At Harbor House, we remained open to serve our community but had to quickly evolve the way we are providing services to clients. Our 1:1 advocacy moved to a virtual/phone setting, we are updating educational resources to be on an online platform, we began meeting (virtually) […]

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Abuse Later in Life

June 15th, 2020 by

Domestic abuse is not ageist. Older adults and elders are likely to experience domestic violence by their intimate partners, adult children, grandchildren, or other family members, caregivers, or persons in positions of authority. These relationships are traditionally based on trust and care, which is why the public is less likely to hear about elder abuse. […]

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Power, Control, and Domestic Violence

May 26th, 2020 by

Power and control play a primary role in an abusive relationship. As far back as studies go around domestic abuse, power and control have played a factor. Tactics such as isolation from family and friends, name-calling, monitoring all movements, and withholding information can be used by a partner to gain control over the other. Often […]

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