Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Letters to the Editor

October 9, 2013

Safe Harbor provides support for families in trouble

Oct. 9, 2013 — The editor:

It’s hard to imagine that one out of four women experience intimate partner violence, also known as domestic violence, in our community. Last year, Safe Harbor served more than 1,246 women, children and men through our services. We sheltered 486 women, children and men last year alone. Safe Harbor provides free, confidential services to Boyd, Carter, Greenup, Lawrence and Elliott counties.

We not only provide shelter, but we also work in each of our five counties each week in courthouses, schools, churches and agencies through our outreach program. We provide a complete Continuum of Care for families. Safe Harbor offers emergency, transitional and permanent supportive housing to victims of domestic violence. We help families with counseling, education, financial literacy, children’s services, job readiness, health access, housing advocacy, home ownership, car ownership and much more. For many families who suffer from generational poverty and domestic violence, this is an opportunity of a lifetime for many families to start fresh, go to school, get a job and live violence-free. In order to honor our lost families and individuals and bring awareness to domestic violence, Safe Harbor will host our annual Candlelight Vigil on Monday. Oct. 28, 5 p.m., at Harbor Hill’s cafeteria. We welcome the community. This year, our speaker will be Mayor Chuck Charles, and we will be honoring the City of Ashland, Steve Corbitt and his staff for their support of our families. If you are interested in working with our families, we are currently seeking volunteers to provide free tax preparation for families in January, and we are looking for tutors for our children who are struggling with homework after school. Please contact Jennifer Allen, outreach coordinator, if you are interested in volunteering. We need your talent and time!

Ann Perkins

Executive Director

Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky

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