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...

Campus Sexual Assault Advocate

Campus Sexual Assault Advocate

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are assaulted during their time in college. With this knowledge and the visibility of high profile sexual assault cases in the news, the campus in our area realized that resources...

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...

Change A Life

Change A Life

"Approximately 15 million children are growing up with domestic violence in the U.S. alone. As many as 40 million adults are likely to have been exposed to domestic violence over their lifetime." "Developed by the world’s leading researchers and endorsed by UNICEF and...

Nick News, Family Secrets: When Violence Hits Home

Nick News, Family Secrets: When Violence Hits Home

Many children live in homes with domestic violence, according to the Childhood Domestic Violence Association, "5 million children witness domestic violence each year in the United States. 40 million adult Americans grew up living with domestic violence. Living with...

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...