Safe Haven Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Support Center http://www.shawanoshelter.org Safe Haven opened an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault on February 11, 2002. By 9:00 am that day, the first family arrived in shelter. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:25:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 64369381 We’re Hiring! 2 Part-time, hourly Shelter Advocate openings. Click below for more information. http://www.shawanoshelter.org/were-hiring/ Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:41:32 +0000 http://www.shawanoshelter.org/?p=1104 We are hiring for two positions:  1 position is for every other Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and the 2nd position is for every other Saturday overnight from 5 p.m. – 8:30 a.m.

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We are hiring for two positions:  1 position is for every other Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and the 2nd position is for every other Saturday overnight from 5 p.m. – 8:30 a.m.

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Summer is Buzzing with Activities at Safe Haven! http://www.shawanoshelter.org/summer-buzzing-activities-safe-haven/ Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:43:21 +0000 http://www.shawanoshelter.org/?p=1098 Spring has sprung and so has some new and interesting program offerings at Safe Haven.  See below or check out our calendar.   Come one, come all to the Family/Participant Cookout Friday, June 9th.  4 to 6:30 pm Friday, July 14th. 4 to 6:30 pm Friday August 18th. 4 to 6:30 pm   We welcome […]

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Spring has sprung and so has some new and interesting program offerings at Safe Haven.  See below or check out our calendar.

 

Come one, come all to the Family/Participant Cookout

Friday, June 9th.  4 to 6:30 pm

Friday, July 14th. 4 to 6:30 pm

Friday August 18th. 4 to 6:30 pm

 

We welcome all participants to come out and enjoy a cookout at Safe Haven and activities that will encourage fun, laughter, and togetherness.  Work up an appetite for a delicious dinner from the grill and an artsy project to complete the evening.  This event is free.  Pre-registration is required.  See you there!

 

Summer Book Clubs

 

Can I kiss You?

By Michael J. Domitrz, is the summer book club read for young women this summer.   The readers meet once weekly for six weeks to explore values, communication, and setting limits.  It is just beginning and we may have room for a few late comers.  Readers ages 16-21 are welcome to contact Safe Haven for more information.  Limited transportation is available.

 

Disentangle

When You’ve Lost Your Self in Someone Else

BY Nancy L. Johnston

This is the adult book club read for the summer.  Beginning in late July, readers will meet once weekly for six weeks to explore relationships, boundaries, and communication.  Fun Stuff!!  All adult readers are welcome to contact Safe Haven for more information.  Free childcare is available as well as limited transportation.

 

 

Art Workshop for Adults & Children

June 19th and July 17th from 4-6:30 at Safe Haven

Come and experience laughter and growth through creative art and crafting.  Adults and children will work separately for this class.  This is a free event, a lite supper offered, and limited transportation available.  Space is limited.  Register early.

 

Music Makers Group

June 21, July 12, July 26, August 2, and August 16 from 6 to 7:15 pm. at Safe Haven

Adults and children are welcome to come and experience laughter, new coping skills, and personal growth through music.  You may experience playing an instrument, singing, making an instrument, composing original works and creative movement.  Some instruments will be available for use during the class.  Other instruments will be made during class time for the younger musicians.  This is a free event and limited transportation is available.  Space is limited.  Register early.

 

August is Family Fun Awareness Month

Every Monday in August from 2:30- 4:30 pm., Safe Haven is offering an afternoon of fun for adults and children to come out and enjoy.  The activities will encourage participants of all ages to work cooperatively to problem solve, communicate, and be creative.  A variety of games and projects will be offered.  This is a free event and limited transportation is available.  Please call to pre-register.

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16th Annual Garden Walk http://www.shawanoshelter.org/16th-annual-garden-walk/ Wed, 07 Jun 2017 14:09:06 +0000 http://www.shawanoshelter.org/?p=1088   Saturday, July 8 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.   We hope that you can join us for our stroll through some magnificent gardens in Shawano County.   Ticket locations and further information is listed in the brochure below, just click to open.   We look forward to seeing 6 amazing gardens, visiting our brat stand, bake […]

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Saturday, July 8

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

We hope that you can join us for our stroll through some magnificent gardens in Shawano County.   Ticket locations and further information is listed in the brochure below, just click to open.   We look forward to seeing 6 amazing gardens, visiting our brat stand, bake sale, raffle, plant slips, and more!  Don’t miss this truly amazing event.

garden walk brochure 2017

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Shawano’s 2nd Purple Ribbon 5K Walk/Run http://www.shawanoshelter.org/shawanos-2nd-purple-ribbon-5k-walkrun/ Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:57:00 +0000 http://www.shawanoshelter.org/?p=1083 The post Shawano’s 2nd Purple Ribbon 5K Walk/Run appeared first on Safe Haven Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Support Center.

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URGENT NEED: BABY WIPES, SMALL PAPER PLATES http://www.shawanoshelter.org/urgent-need-baby-wipes-small-paper-plates/ Tue, 02 May 2017 15:26:28 +0000 http://www.shawanoshelter.org/?p=1075 The post URGENT NEED: BABY WIPES, SMALL PAPER PLATES appeared first on Safe Haven Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Support Center.

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Teach sexual assault prevention from childhood on… http://www.shawanoshelter.org/teach-sexual-assault-prevention-childhood/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:30:18 +0000 http://www.shawanoshelter.org/?p=1072 You know a survivor. You might be the first person someone tells immediately after being sexually assaulted. A survivor might also wait weeks, months, or even years to share what happened. Both are common reactions. If someone you know tells you their story, here are examples of supportive things you can say: I believe you. […]

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You know a survivor. You might be the first person someone tells immediately after being sexually assaulted. A survivor might also wait weeks, months, or even years to share what happened. Both are common reactions. If someone you know tells you their story, here are examples of supportive things you can say:

  • I believe you.
  • Thank you for telling me.
  • It wasn’t your fault.
  • You did nothing wrong.
  • I am here for you.
  • You are brave.
  • You are never alone. How can I help?

 

It’s important to demonstrate healthy personal boundaries with your child early on. Age-appropriate lessons about boundaries and consent can help shape your child’s values.

Support your child’s healthy development:

  • Respect your child’s right to make choices about their body.

For example, don’t make them hug someone they don’t want to.

  • Encourage your child to respect the choices of others. For example, tell them to ask their friends if it’s okay before giving hugs, holding hands, taking pictures, etc.
  • Teach your child the correct names of all their body parts, including their genitals. This information empowers children to know their bodies and better understand development.

Talking to your kids about sexual assault

 

Support survivors and prevent sexual violence:

  • Believe survivors when they share their stories with you. Assure them it wasn’t their fault, no matter the circumstances.
  • Train staff, volunteers, and congregants to model healthy behavior and boundaries with adults and children.
  • Organize educational programs on topics like healthy relationships and healthy masculinity.
  • Collaborate with and support your local rape crisis center.
    • For example, post its contact information on bulletin boards.
  • Create a victim-centered policy around safe ways for people who commit sexual harm to remain part of your congregation.

 

We believe parents can start educating children about consent and empowerment as early as 1 year old and continuing into the college years. It is our sincere hope that this education can help us raise empowered young adults who have empathy for others and a clear understanding of healthy consent.

Teaching kids about consent

 

Teach your athletes that derogatory jokes may seem harmless, but they maintain environments that support disrespect and, in some cases, violence. These comments can shape long-term attitudes that may lead members of your team to think it’s acceptable to hurt others.

Teach your athletes

 

Support an equal and safe campus community:

  • Sponsor campus-wide awareness events that focus on consent, healthy sexuality, and bystander intervention.
  • Partner with other groups on campus or in the local community that support equality, such as LGBTQ organizations, your campus women’s center, or local rape crisis centers.
  • Educate members about what enthusiastic, affirmative consent looks like.*
  • Step in and speak up when you hear rape jokes, see sexual harassment,  observe situations where consent hasn’t been or cannot be given.
  • Sign the It’s On Us pledge**

 

As a leader of a faith community, you help set the tone for how your community responds to this issue.

  • Believe survivors when they share their stories with you. Assure them it wasn’t their fault, no matter the circumstances.
  • Train staff, volunteers, and congregants to model healthy behavior and boundaries with adults and children.
  • Organize educational programs on topics like healthy relationships and healthy masculinity.
  • Collaborate with and support your local rape crisis center. For example, post its contact information on bulletin boards.
  • Create a victim-centered policy around safe ways for people who commit sexual harm to remain part of your congregation.

 

Church/faith leader suggestions

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Self Defense Training http://www.shawanoshelter.org/self-defense-training/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:40:53 +0000 http://www.shawanoshelter.org/?p=1068 Our group members had the opportunity to learn some wonderful self defense techniques from this awesome lady.  Kim our Sexual Assault Advocate is pictured with Sue,  our instructor for the night.

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Our group members had the opportunity to learn some wonderful self defense techniques from this awesome lady.  Kim our Sexual Assault Advocate is pictured with Sue,  our instructor for the night.

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APRIL is Sexual Assault Awareness Month http://www.shawanoshelter.org/april-is-sexual-assault-awareness-month/ Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:26:38 +0000 http://www.shawanoshelter.org/?p=1054 You know a survivor. You might be the first person someone tells immediately after being sexually assaulted. A survivor might also wait weeks, months, or even years to share what happened. Both are common reactions. If someone you know tells you their story, here are examples of supportive things you can say: I believe you. […]

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You know a survivor. You might be the first person someone tells immediately after being sexually assaulted. A survivor might also wait weeks, months, or even years to share what happened. Both are common reactions. If someone you know tells you their story, here are examples of supportive things you can say:

  • I believe you.
  • Thank you for telling me.
  • It wasn’t your fault.
  • You did nothing wrong.
  • I am here for you.
  • You are brave.
  • You are never alone. How can I help?

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Urgent Need – Paper Towels http://www.shawanoshelter.org/urgent-need-paper-towels/ Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:01:55 +0000 http://www.shawanoshelter.org/?p=1048 Safe Haven serves hundreds every year because of the help we are given.  We have a running Wish List of things we go through.  Occasionally we end up running out of items — this time it’s PAPER TOWELS! Please check the fresh Wish List for other items you may already have or wouldn’t mind picking up for us next time […]

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Safe Haven serves hundreds every year because of the help we are given.  We have a running Wish List of things we go through.  Occasionally we end up running out of items — this time it’s PAPER TOWELS!

Please check the fresh Wish List for other items you may already have or wouldn’t mind picking up for us next time you are shopping.   Thank you for your generosity.  We couldn’t do this without you!

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Spring/Summer 2017 Newsletter http://www.shawanoshelter.org/springsummer-2017-newsletter/ Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:01:05 +0000 http://www.shawanoshelter.org/?p=1043 Spring Summer newsletter 2017

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Spring Summer newsletter 2017

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