In 1976, a concerned group of community members started the Family Violence Center. In 2010, we changed our name to Harmony House. Our mission is to provide shelter, advocacy, and education to survivors of domestic violence and promote the principle that all individuals have the right to a life free of abuse. To date, we have impacted the lives of over 14,000 women and children, and we are the largest domestic violence shelter in Missouri.
Here’s a fact that blows those doors wide open – Greene County has one of the highest rates of domestic violence per capita than anywhere else in the state. In 2017, Springfield had 2,902 domestic violence aggravated assault incidents.
We, as a community, can do better than this.
On October 26th, 2018 Harmony House is holding a public awareness event called “iCare”.
Join people throughout the community who will be taking the “iCare” pledge by wearing a symbolic black eye to raise awareness of the domestic violence problem in our community and raising funds for Harmony House to help save lives.
Domestic violence is not a problem that can be kept hidden any longer. The secret is out; thousands of people in the Ozarks are trying to escape violence. On October 26 help us bring awareness to this epidemic.