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Safe Harbor's Butterfly

December 10, 2012

Our logo should represent what a victim and her children have the chance to discover during their time with us at Safe Harbor. Hope. Opportunity. Transformation. New Life.

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The Map

November 19, 2012

Jennifer describes being a victim as being in many little pieces without knowledge of how to put the pieces back together. 

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"I Knew You Were Going To Do This…”

November 13, 2012

The disconnect between the systems we have in place to hold an abuser accountable and the reality of the life and experience of a victim of abuse is enormous.

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I Can't Do This By Myself

November 8, 2012

We have all heard the saying: “It takes a village to raise a child”. The same concept applies to the prevention of Domestic Violence. It takes an entire community to eliminate it.

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"If I Could Make Him Happy, Everything Would Be Okay…”

October 30, 2012

Now I don’t just get through the day; I actually live it.  

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Close Your Eyes and Imagine...

October 19, 2012

The physical pains can begin healing as soon as the victim escapes their abuser; but, the emotional scars need more time.

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The Calm Before The Storm

October 10, 2012

The only force that ends domestic violence is an absolute intolerance for it.

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“Why Doesn’t She JUST Leave?”

September 26, 2012

That is the question that most people ask me when I share that I work with victims of domestic violence through Safe Harbor.

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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’m taking control of my life again.”

- Beth

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