safe harbor voice

A Letter from Beth

May 1, 2018

I didn’t know that I was being abused because my definition of abuse looked different.

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A Letter from Galen

April 26, 2018

Despite the warning signs I learned to see as a child, the cycle was not broken by me.

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I AM More Than My Past...

I AM More Than My Past...
April 1, 2018

I am more than my past,

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2017 in Review

March 1, 2018

While sheer numbers cannot capture the beating heart of our work, it does illustrate the general volume of victims served by Safe Harbor and their steps toward healing from the violence and trauma.

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A Letter from Angie

February 27, 2018

I realized I wasn’t alone when I began to encounter other women like me who were experiencing relationship abuse in their homes and elsewhere.

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A Letter from Sarah

January 22, 2018

Safe Harbor has brought so much love and support into my life.

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Self-Care During the Holidays and Beyond

December 19, 2017

“Self-care is an act of self-love.”

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A Letter from Tiffany

November 2, 2017

I don’t have the answers for your questions today, but tomorrow is only a day away.

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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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