Government Director Lisa Farmer talks concerning the historical past of Concord Home, which helps individuals escaping home violence.
Since opening the doorways to its new, bigger facility in February, Concord Home has elevated capability to satisfy the wants of home violence survivors. In 2017, a complete of 837 ladies, males and youngsters acquired shelter and help, Concord Home stated in a information launch. This represents a rise of almost 30 % over 2016. The shelter reached most capability for a quick six-week interval in 2017 with just a few turned away because of lack of area.
This can be a milestone for the group, which needed to flip away over 2,000 survivors in 2016.
Consciousness occasions similar to iCare, media tales which have helped unfold the information about home violence and Concord Home, help from regulation enforcement and the brand new location, which sits prominently on U.S. sixty five and Battlefield, have all helped to highlight the issue and to supply options. Hotline calls have elevated by almost 10 %, whereas reviews of aggravated assaults have declined general; extra males are in search of our providers (forty five % extra in 2017) because the stigma of being male and a survivor of home violence has been decreased; and a pointy improve within the variety of households looking for providers (forty four % extra youngsters have been served in 2017) all point out that the message is being heard and that survivors are looking for help.
Lisa Farmer, Concord Home government director, stated within the information launch, “We’re so grateful to our group for his or her help of occasions corresponding to iCare that assist generate consciousness and to our native regulation enforcement officers who perceive the wants of victims of home violence. As consciousness grows, so does our potential to serve survivors and to assist them break the cycle of violence of their households. And with our new facility, we’re higher capable of meet these wants.”
About Concord Home
Established in 1976, Concord Home is Missouri’s oldest and largest home violence shelter and has served over 17,000 survivors of home violence since opening its doorways. Its mission is to offer shelter, advocacy and schooling to survivors of home violence whereas selling the precept that each one people have the appropriate to a life freed from abuse. Concord Home offers emergency shelter; meals, clothes and primary hygiene gadgets; case administration; courtroom advocacy; childcare; life expertise courses; transportation help, outreach providers and a disaster hotline answered 24/7. For extra info, name 417-837-7700 or go to www.myharmonyhouse.org
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