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Virtual Stuff the Bus

Make a Donation Today! Please join us here Monday, July 27th through Sunday, August 2nd. Friendship Home, Alpha Media, StarTran are partnering again for the 21st Annual Stuff the Bus starting July 27th. Stuff the Bus will be a virtual...

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Sonja’s Story

Sonja checked into shelter with her three children. She had worked as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) for a few years after her marriage but NEVER had access to her paycheck or to what she presumed was a joint bank...

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We are Still Providing Services!

In this time of social distancing, when most of us are finding comfort and safety at home, there are some that don’t find their home safe. Unfortunately domestic violence doesn’t stop for COVID-19, and may often escalate during additional stress. ...

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2020 Stuff the Bus Postponed

In our continued efforts to respond proactively to the COVID-19 concerns, we are postponing “Stuff the Bus” that was scheduled for April 4th and 5th. “Stuff the Bus” is a critical event for Friendship Home providing much needed items for...

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Safe Quarters 2019 Raises over $110,000

On October 6th, over one hundred twenty teams of volunteers went door-to-door collecting financial contributions for Friendship Home from houses in the Lincoln, Hickman and Waverly. This year, $110,284 was raised for victims of domestic violence! Thank you to all...

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Power & Control Wheel

Physical and sexual assaults, or threats to commit them, are the most apparent forms of domestic violence and are usually the actions that allow others to become aware of the problem. However, regular use of other abusive behaviors by the...

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What Are the Dangers?

Why does she stay? This question is asked repeatedly and by asking it, we hold the victim responsible for the problem, when the responsibility rests squarely with the abuser. A more appropriate question would be “why does this person abuse...

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Ruth’s Story

Ruth called Friendship Home after a particularly traumatic and violent episode in her home. She wanted to leave but the size of her family was of great concern. She had five children and was worried Friendship Home couldn’t help her....

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Mallory’s Story

Mallory came to Friendship Home when she was 22. Her husband, Scott, had never allowed her to work or have access to their checking account, or to an ATM card. She said this was similar to what she has witnessed...

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