Celebrating 20 Years of Transformation

September 23, 2015

"Celebrating 20 Years Of Transformation" on top of a boy playing on a playground

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Twenty years! Safe Harbor has transitioned from the tremendous growth of our teen years to settle into our adult twenties. Thank you for supporting Safe Harbor through this growth and for partnering in this next phase of our organization’s life.

On behalf of our board of directors and staff, I thank each of you for your role in creating a vibrant, growing and learning organization that started as a small woman’s shelter and has become an agency dedicated to providing a continuum of services for victims of domestic violence and their children, as well as providing leadership to ending domestic violence so that all people can feel safe and valued in their relationships.

I have the audacity to hope that the next 20 years of Safe Harbor will see domestic violence as an uncommon and shameful phenomenon, rather than a daily occurrence and that families and children will feel safe and respected in their relationships and in their homes.

Peace to you,

Becky Callaham, Executive Director

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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