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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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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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What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of physical assaults, threats and coercive behaviors used to maintain control over a current or former intimate partner. Abusive behaviors can include ongoing verbal, emotional, sexual, physical, psychological and economic abuse, and typically get worse...

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Miriam’s Story

Miriam worked full time at a local bank and lived with her boyfriend, Joey. When she became pregnant, the sporadic abuses she had experienced from Joey became far more frequent and violent. Miriam was the primary lease holder on their...

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