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My #1Thing: The Freeing Truth of Healthy Manhood

October 17, 2018

Tough. Aggressive. Manly. Relentless. Physical. All words that I have heard defining what a man should be. If I ever lapsed in any of these areas, I saw myself as weak. Undeserving. Childish. Emotional. Broken. Unique. Out of place.

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A Letter from Jenita

October 12, 2018

It was at this time I heard me, my voice mattered.

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My #1Thing: Believe Survivors

October 7, 2018

It was clear to me that these men – men I know to be “good guys” – had never considered the lengths to which women have to go to feel safe.

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September Volunteer Spotlight: Kendall

September 19, 2018

This month, we’re sharing perspective from Kendall – one of our interns who spends time weekly in our Greenville shelter and is committed to influencing a culture where all people feel safe and valued in their relationships.

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What's your #1Thing?

September 11, 2018

Ending domestic violence requires the collective voice and power of individuals, families, institutions and systems – each who add value to transforming our community and world for the better.

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UNLESS

September 6, 2018

Safe Harbor recently applied for a new type of government grant.

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August Volunteer Spotlight: Anju

August 24, 2018

I have seen that victims of domestic violence can come from all socio-economic strata and have met many who have shared their struggles, their bravery, and recovery.

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Start Early, Grow Stronger

August 21, 2018

Re-establishing trust and the bond between a parent and child can be done by utilizing social/emotional developmental milestones as a guideline.

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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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