Substance Abuse and Trauma

Many types of trauma, including; domestic violence, rape, emotional abuse, physical abuse, etc. can change a person’s life. Even as physical marks heal, emotional scars are left making it difficult to function. One of the most common coping mechanisms is, drug and...
Raising Awareness

Raising Awareness

The amount of awareness campaigns is increasing. Along with this we see more awareness months, and days more than ever. This begs the question, what is awareness? And why does it matter? At The Shelter, we care about awareness a lot, there are many things we do to...
What is Bystander Intervention?

What is Bystander Intervention?

Bystander Intervention is a philosophy and strategy for prevention of various types of violence. The types of violence includes; bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence.   Bystander Intervention is an active role in the...
LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence

LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is not just physical violence, there are many other ways a partner can be abusive. Abuse is not exclusive to heterosexual relationships, LGBTQ+ domestic violence happens just as often. View the Power and Control Wheel to learn the different types of...