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Executive Director Makes Plans to Leave Safe Harbor After 22 Years of Service

Safe Harbor Voice  |  May 18, 2022

Becky Callaham, Safe Harbor’s Executive Director, will end her 22-year tenure at the organization on May 31, 2022. She has served as the Executive Director since 2008. Safe Harbor’s Board of Directors, staff and volunteers are deeply grateful for Becky’s 22 years of service and wish her the best in her next chapter.

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A Message from Our Executive Director

A Message from Our Executive Director
Safe Harbor Voice  |  May 16, 2022

After much contemplation and with a myriad of feelings, I have decided to step down from the position of Executive Director for Safe Harbor. It has been the greatest privilege to have had the opportunity to walk alongside victims and survivors of domestic violence for the past 22 years, and to serve as Executive Director for 13 years.

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Celebrating our Administrative Team

Celebrating our Administrative Team
Safe Harbor Voice  |  April 25, 2022

The administrative team at Safe Harbor is comprised of Human Resources, Finance, and Administration. They are the backbone of our organization and if you will, the oil that keeps the machine running. While the Safe Harbor you know as our readers and supporters, focuses on serving clients and reducing domestic violence, our administrative team makes sure we can do all of that by working hard behind the scenes! 

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Safe Harbor is Celebrating Arab American Heritage Month: 10 Inventions from the Arab World we still use today!

Safe Harbor is Celebrating Arab American Heritage Month: 10 Inventions from the Arab World we still use today!
Safe Harbor Voice  |  April 14, 2022

If you did not know April is Arab American Heritage, also known as MENA Heritage month. For the record MENA is an acronym that means Middle East and North Africa. This incredibly beautiful and diverse region of the world has often been villainized as a dangerous place. We have all heard the stereotypes of the people from this region as, scary, uncivilized, barbaric, and terrorists. Ignorant ideas aside, the larger issue is that we hear very little, if any, positives about the region or its people. There is so much beauty, the music, the colors, the spices, the food, the architecture, the hospitality, and so much more.

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No Human Deserves Abuse - April is CSA Awareness Month

No Human Deserves Abuse - April is CSA Awareness Month
Safe Harbor Voice  |  March 22, 2022

This article discusses heartbreaking statistics and realities of child abuse, specifically child sexual abuse. Please take care in reading this article if it is a hard topic for you.

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Safe Harbor Helpline Spotlight

Safe Harbor Helpline Spotlight
Safe Harbor Voice  |  March 8, 2022

The Help Line is operated 24/7/365 by a diverse, caring group of staff members, interns, and volunteers trained in crisis intervention, empathetic listening, and trauma-informed principles.

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Celebrating Black History Month by Passing the Mic to Doris Haley

Celebrating Black History Month by Passing the Mic to Doris Haley
Safe Harbor Voice  |  February 3, 2022

During Black History Month, Safe Harbor is celebrating and honoring the talent we have in our own organization! Here are some words from Doris Haley, a Board Member at Safe Harbor: 

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Prevention is the Backbone of Change

Prevention is the Backbone of Change
Safe Harbor Voice  |  February 3, 2022

There is an incredible tool at our disposal that is often overlooked, that can help combat any number of issues: prevention. Prevention is the idea that we can stop something before it happens. There is a famous saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure.” It is easier to stop something from happening in the first place than it is to repair the damage after it has happened. So why don’t we use it more often? 

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I am a survivor of domestic violence.


“I didn’t know that I was being abused...

I am a survivor of domestic violence.


“I didn’t know that I was being abused because my definition of abuse looked different. My husband pushed me, but most of my suffering was verbal and psychological. I left my husband to protect our young daughter. Almost immediately I felt the weight of his oppression begin to lift. I could see a difference in my daughter as well. Then he broke into my home and assaulted me in-front of her.

I sought help and was led to Safe Harbor. My daughter and I are in counseling now. I am sorting out the mess that abuse has caused. I am finding my voice and seeking opportunities to grow and better my life as well as my daughter's. She will gauge her self-worth from my own self-worth. I must show her that she deserves the best, by expecting the best for myself.

Many years I suffered in silence. By telling my story and being honest with friends and family, I am taking control of my life again.”

- Beth

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