When you save a child from the horror of domestic violence, you are not only helping a child now but you are making a lasting impact on the future of our community. Your support means one day our community will no longer be classified as having one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the state!
Domestic violence is one of the most significant traumas for a child, especially a young child. And this trauma can last a lifetime. Children exposed to violence in the home are at increased risk of becoming victims of abuse themselves, have a significant and ever-increasing risk of harm to their physical, emotional and social development, and there is a strong likelihood the cycle of violence will continue in future generations.
Safe shelter away from the abusive adult is a big step in helping children heal from the trauma. But beyond a safe place to sleep, children need tools to help them cope with the trauma. Harmony House provides the tools from mental health counseling, to special programs and classes, to providing routine, to just having someone who will listen, so that children can begin the work of healing. Working with both the child and parent we help build or rebuild an emotionally secure relationship.
The smallest victims of intimate partner and domestic violence need your help.
In 2020, Harmony House sheltered 276 kids who received safe shelter and trauma-informed services to help them heal. Children who now have the tools to break the cycle in their life and the ability to change our community for the better.
Harmony House services are provided free of charge to survivors of intimate partner or domestic violence. Your gift will help us continue to shelter, feed, and embrace the youngest members of our community who need to feel like they are not alone and that it is okay just to be a kid.
Your support will make a difference in our community now and in the future.
Words cannot fully express our appreciation for your support during Give Ozarks Day! Thank you so much for your support and for your donation. The funds raised yesterday mean more bednights, more services, and more hope for children in our community.
You have truly made a difference in a young person's life. From the entire staff of Harmony House, Thank you!