Harbor House is committed in serving the needs of all survivors of domestic violence, including those from diverse populations. Staff and volunteers undergo extensive training to assist women, children and men with specialized needs. We strive to educate ourselves on how to best serve individuals from traditionally underserved groups, including women of color, older women, those living with disabilities, people from diverse cultures and LGBTQ survivors.
Additionally, community awareness and education is key in ending the generational cycle of abuse and ideas associated with oppression and men’s violence against women. Harbor House is an active community leader, bringing training and education to various groups, workplaces, faith communities and organizations. We work within the schools, bringing an anti-violence message to 10,000 students and educators annually through our Prevention Education initiative.
Collaborations with similar programs in Northeastern Wisconsin, including Sexual Assault Crisis Center – Fox Cities, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services (Winnebago and Green Lake counties) and Reach Counseling (Winnebago County) enable us to widen the scope of our work. One especially exciting offshoot of work among Harbor House and the three other agencies previously noted is the Fox Valley Voices of Men initiative, designed to engage men in the work to end men’s violence against women. Learn more at www.voicesofmen.com.