October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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According to a CDC survey, 20 Americans experience intimate partner physical violence every minute. That totals around 10 million victims per year.​ Since 1989, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is recognized each October through educational events, community gatherings, and support groups. At HELP of Door County we invite our community to join with us on Wednesday, October 2nd at 4 pm at the Sawyer Park Pavilion in Sturgeon Bay and learn about our work because we believe that domestic violence victims "never have to walk alone"!
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Executive Director Steve Vickman To Retire

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August 1st, 2019 Dear Friends of HELP of Door County, The Board of Directors of HELP of Door County wanted to share with you that our Executive Director, Steve Vickman, has decided to retire effective 12/31/2019. Our Board is thankful for Steve’s service and leadership and know that while it will be difficult to replace Steve’s unique skill set, we understand and support his decision to retire at this time. We are very grateful for his many accomplishments and initiatives launched during his tenure and wish him and his family the very best. We have the utmost confidence that our search committee will be able to find a qualified replacement who will continue Steve’s work and lead the organization to even greater success in the future! Please know that our…
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Coupon Books

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THEY'RE HERE!!! For only $10, you can support the work of HELP of Door County while saving hundreds of dollars for yourself! Our 2018 “Coupons For A Cause” booklets feature great savings at stores and restaurants throughout Door County are now on sale at the following partners throughout Door County: Sturgeon Bay: Bank of Luxemburg Bay Hometown Pharmacy LeFevre Tire & Auto Restore Habitat for Humanity Bargains Unlimited HELP of DC Sister Bay: Bargains Unlimited Seaquist Orchard Farm Market Jacksonport: Door County Carpet One Fish Creek: Fun Stuff Lautenbach's Orchard Country Winery and Market Egg Harbor: Door County Natureworks Ephraim: Joe-Jo's Pizza & Gelato Wilson's Ice Cream Shop Carlsville: Door County Coffee & Tea Thank-you to all our generous booklet participants and sponsors! 
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HELP Partners With WISP

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Did you know that HELP of Door County acts as a sponsoring agency for the Women's Independent Scholarship Program? What is WISP? WISP is a national scholarship program, available to victims of domestic violence, begun as a program of The Sunshine Lady Foundation (SLF). In December 2007, SLF Founder and President, Doris Buffett announced that WISP would be endowed as its own entity. WISP, Inc.emerged as a “sister” organization with the purpose of enhancing efforts to stop the cycle of domestic violence by offering financial empowerment through access to higher education. Since its inception, the Women’s Independence Scholarship Program has awarded more than $36.5 million in scholarships to some 4,000 women across the United States. WISP is available nationally to women who have left an abusive domestic situation and who…
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Did you know that…?

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Victims of domestic violence often flee abusive situations with little more than the clothes on their backs. At HELP of Door County, our primary concern is always the safety and well-being of everyone who comes our way. Last year, with your help, we were able to:  Serve 234 unique clients compared to 149 the previous year; Provided 134 bed nights compared to 95 the previous year and Fielded 588 Hotline calls compared to 329 the previous year  Through the generosity of our community, we are able to operate a 24/7/365 HELPLINE for anyone in a domestic abuse situation (1-800-91-HELP-1). HELP of Door County provides emergency overnite shelter through our SAFE HOME Program to victims of domestic violence who need to immediately flee violent domestic situations. Last year, our Transitional Living…
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Some Thoughts On This Moment

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Given the recent national discussion around sexual violence and harassment, I have given some thought to how I have been the beneficiary of my unmerited “white male privilege”. Male violence and abuse of power are undeniable facts of American life. Their effects are felt by women, children and men. Let me offer you a little perspective from where I sit at age 63 following a long career having worked most of my life for large retail organizations and now as the leader of a community domestic violence program. Most of us can see how we benefit from sexism in terms of having easier access to higher-paying jobs but we balk at the idea that we benefit from women being raped or battered. To look at male violence against women, it…
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HELP of Door County Domestic Violence Support Programs

HELP of Door County Domestic Violence Support Programs

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HELP of Door County provides services and programs throughout the Door County Peninsula to victims of domestic abuse. We work to improve the well-being and dignity of individuals, families, and intimate relationships. We do this by supporting and enhancing their strengths to reduce the incidence of violence and conflict within their relationships. HELP does not provide counseling but we are here to listen without judgment, support without blaming, and empower victims through advocacy and information. Due to the generosity of our community, all victim services are free and confidential.
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HELP of Door County Domestic Violence Programs Preview

HELP of Door County Domestic Violence Programs Preview

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HELP of Door County provides services and programs throughout the Door County Peninsula to victims of domestic abuse. We work to improve the well-being and dignity of individuals, families, and intimate relationships. We do this by supporting and enhancing their strengths to reduce the incidence of violence and conflict within their relationships. HELP does not provide counseling but we are here to listen without judgment, support without blaming, and empower victims through advocacy and information. Due to the generosity of our community, all victim services are free and confidential.
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