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Safe Harbor Stands with Black Lives

Safe Harbor Stands with Black Lives
Safe Harbor Voice  |  July 15, 2020

Safe Harbor stands with citizens throughout our communities who demand justice in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other victims of racial violence and discrimination.

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An Open Letter to The Journal in Seneca

An Open Letter to The Journal in Seneca
June 24, 2020

On June 10, The Journal in Seneca published a political cartoon that portrayed overt racial stereotypes. This cartoon, described in our letter below, also depicts discriminatory biases about Black women specifically. At Safe Harbor, we recognize that domestic violence, racism and sexism intersect in the lives of Black women, resulting in high barriers to support and safety. Consequently, Black women are far more likely to die due to domestic violence.

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The Significance of Juneteenth by Adriene Atkinson

The Significance of Juneteenth by Adriene Atkinson
June 19, 2020

Today, as I prepare to celebrate Juneteenth, I replace the red, white and blue flag with the red, black and green flag. My attire is no longer filled with patterns of cute little checkered USA flag symbols and colors. My head wraps and dress reflect the patterns of my ancestors, the slaves who were not free until 1865.

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Safe Harbor's Fashion with a Passion Rescheduled

Safe Harbor's Fashion with a Passion Rescheduled
Safe Harbor Voice  |  April 9, 2020

Fashion with a Passion is moving forward Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Westfield!

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Being & Becoming by Tracy McCauley

Being & Becoming by Tracy McCauley
April 7, 2020

Being and becoming is and has been a lifelong process of truth, peace, and freedom.

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Being & Becoming by Tracy

Being & Becoming by Tracy
April 3, 2020

Being and becoming is a journey – my purpose becoming clearer each day as I fight fear; telling fear, telling my abuser in my strong, powerful, yet beautifully voice you can’t hurt me anymore!

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Being & Becoming by Amika T. Clark

Being & Becoming by Amika T. Clark
April 3, 2020

Becoming the voice for the voiceless who either lost the battle or to break the generational curses for those that follow.

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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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