We are thrilled to unveil our Impact Report for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Each year, the Impact Report showcases not only the work we do but also the effect it has on keeping our community safe.
In 2011, there were 8,500 domestic violence 911 calls in Orange County, and 27 individuals lost their lives. That means, on average, a person died every two weeks as a result of domestic violence.
While those numbers can seem overwhelming, the Impact Report also shows the innovative ways Harbor House is working to reduce domestic abuse in Central Florida through programs like Project Courage, the launch of our award-winning R3 App, and our Key Business Initiative, which addresses domestic violence in the workplace.
Last year, our Emergency Shelter provided safety for more than 1,000 individuals. Through our Legal Advocacy Program, we helped 3,881 individuals seeking legal protection and other court services. Our Outreach services assisted more than 700 families with safety planning, counseling and support groups. And through our 24-hour crisis hotline, 6,437 individuals heard a caring voice on the other end of the line say, “we can help.”
We hope you enjoy our latest report on the many ways we are working to save lives in our community. We encourage you to join the effort by volunteering, attending our events, doing a cell phone drive, liking us on Facebook or making a donation.
Thank you for your continued support!