Emergency Hotline: 906-226-6611 or 1-800-455-6611
Domestic Violence Survivor's Handbook
The Women's Center's Harbor House domestic violence shelter is the only emergency shelter available to women and children fleeing an abusive home in Marquette and Alger counties.
Serving our communities for 40 years: 1973 - 2013
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Thanks to two Marquette businesses that have set up donation boxes
where customers may contribute personal products and non-perishable
food for residents of the Harbor House domestic-violence shelter.
Please visit these stores and make a contribution:
MAURICES in Westwood Plaza, 3020 US 41 W and
BEST BUY, 3725 US 41 West.
Sports Memorabilia Sale
Dave Mingay of Marquette has several items of sports memorabilia for sale,
with part of the proceeds of each sale to benefit the Women's Center.
View photos of the items on the Women's
Center Facebook page.
For more information or to purchase, please contact David Mingay via
Facebook or (906) 361-7604 or at
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Over the last thirty-eight years, the Women's Center has provided safe emergency shelter, counseling, and support services to over 21,900 individuals. The need for services continues to increase at alarming rates.
Domestic violence doesn' t solely impact women. Even if children aren' t abused themselves,50% of boys exposed to domestic violence become batterers, and 50% of girls who witness domestic violence become victims.
The Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter often times operates at maximum capacity. Since 2004, shelter nights in our community have increased by 68%.
The need is real, and the urgency extreme. Access to safety when a woman and her children are in danger is life saving.
The Harbor House domestic violence shelter is always open, always staffed and always ready to help the women and children who need safety and access to services. Through our programs, we help women start their lives over. This includes locating affordable housing, finding adequate employment, and putting the necessary safety precautions in place.
During the 2011-12 fiscal year, the Harbor House and Women' s Center staff and volunteers
provided 4,175 shelter nights
sheltered 165 women and 75 children
processed 5,667 crisis calls.
Trained volunteers provided 12,316hours of of time in direct service to survivors at the Harbor House and in service to the entire organization.
The Women’s Center and
Harbor House staff and board would like to thank the many individuals and
organizations who have made significant donations to us in recent months. It
seems cliché to say, “too numerous to mention,” but that’s truly the case here.
Those generous donors include area foundations, many businesses in Marquette and
Alger County, religious congregations in all our communities, social and
fraternal organizations, student groups from Northern Michigan University, our
state and federal granting organizations, and national corporations operating in
Special thanks to organizations and individuals who have organized fundraisers
and hosted informational programs in our behalf.
And our deep gratitude goes to all the individuals who have made donations of
all sizes and types to help support the Women’s Center and its mission. All of
these gifts help provide vital services to women and children in Marquette and
The Women’s Center is celebrating its 40th year of operation, and now provides
safe emergency shelter, counseling, and support services to thousands of
individuals each year. The Harbor House domestic violence shelter is the only
emergency shelter in Marquette and Alger Counties for women and children fleeing
Women’s Center programs help locate affordable housing and adequate employment,
and put safety precautions in place for women and children fleeing domestic and
sexual violence. During the last fiscal year, the Harbor House and Women’s
Center staff and volunteers helped 2,904 people escape domestic and/or sexual
violence, provided 4,715 shelter nights and processed 5,667 crisis calls. There
is no charge for shelter or support services.
As we thank you for your recent gifts, we ask you to remember that, sadly, the
need for our services is ongoing. In addition to our federal and state grants,
we must raise a significant amount of money each year from other sources to
serve our clients. We hope you will continue to help us keep these services
available for all who need them.
With gratitude from all of us,
Women’s Center and Harbor House clients, staff and board
OTHER WOMEN'S CENTER EVENTS AND FUNDRAISERS
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