Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday Safety Tips

While holidays are often just like any other day in terms of staying safe, there may be additional precautions you should take if you are a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault. View our holiday safety tips, and contact The Shelter 800-931-7233 for a...
Holiday Season Domestic Violence Myth Buster

Holiday Season Domestic Violence Myth Buster

Holiday season is upon us, and people wonder about holiday season domestic violence. Many believe that there is an increase in domestic violence during the holidays. The Huffington Post released an article on this subject, which can be viewed here: Why It’s Dangerous...
Emotional Abuse

Emotional Abuse

Abuse is not just physical, though many people think of abuse as purely physical. There are many types of abuse (see power and control wheel), including emotional abuse. Emotional abuse is very difficult to handle, and many people who are in an emotionally abusive...
Substance Abuse and Trauma

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...