When you support Harbor House of Central Florida, you impact the lives of everyone in our community. Domestic abuse increases your costs for law enforcement, the judicial system and healthcare. It destroys families, ruins children’s futures and costs our neighbors their lives.
In each of the last five years, we responded to double digit increases for crisis intervention for more and more people in danger—emergency shelter, court injunctions and the hotline.
But we realized that prevention and education was the key to ending domestic abuse and therefore we launched the program Project Courage four years ago. This program educates the community on how to Recognize, Respond and Refer. Your partnership makes it possible for us to stop abuse before it escalates into a call to our 24-hour hotline or 911.
This impact report highlights the results you made possible through your volunteerism and financial support.
With you, we protect children, reduce taxes, and give hope for the future.
Click here to view the impact report and see that with your collaboration we are saving lives in our community.]]>
Are You Ready to Walk in Their Shoes?
Join supporters from across Orlando as they take a stand against domestic abuse for the Walk in Their Shoes Orlando event to benefit Harbor House of Central Florida.
This fun-filled event takes place on Thursday, March 13, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the heart of downtown Orlando! Kicking off at the Orange County Courthouse and wrapping up at the Orange County History Center, legions of men and women will strut through downtown in heels to stand up against domestic abuse. All are welcome to participate! Sponsor a walker, join a team, make a donation or be a virtual volunteer and help us promote the event!
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It Takes Courage
November 9, 2013
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fashion Square Mall
3201 E. Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32803
8 a.m.-9 a.m. – Meet at Fashion Square Mall (entrance by Panera).
Check in, get your FREE t-shirt and review your team’s neighborhood assignment!
9 a.m. – Head out to your location
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Door-hanging!
12:30 p.m.-1 p.m. – Report your results and get your thank you (same location at Fashion Square Mall)
Register now. Invite your friends and coworkers to join your team. Be a part of the solution.
Spread the word! Download the It Takes Courage cover photo, and post it on your Facebook!
(Click the link above, right-click on the image, and choose “Save image as…”)
Get your sneakers ready to go door to door, home by home, distributing door hangers with life-saving information about our 24-hour resources for domestic abuse survivors. This fantastic all-volunteer Harbor House event will be held this year in partnership with the Orlando Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, November 9.
Our goal is simple: get the right information to the right people at the right time to save lives. This will be our fourth It Takes Courage event, and each year has grown to include more volunteers, more corporate groups and more community impact. In fact, in the week following last year’s It Takes Courage, we had a tremendous increase in hotline calls, and 38 families came into our Emergency Shelter as a result of the door hanging.
What does that mean? It means YOU can help save lives by being a part of this fun, effective community outreach campaign. We partner with law enforcement to focus our efforts on communities with the highest incidents of domestic abuse. With the support and protection of these agencies and your involvement, we can make a bigger difference than ever in 2013. Please join us!]]>
Join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Men of Courage Host Committee for the
Harbor House of Central Florida Men of Courage Breakfast!
Keynote Speaker Michael A. Mason, Chief Security Officer, Verizon
As a prominent leader in our community, it is critical for you to be involved in ending domestic abuse. Learn how you can be part of the solution for your family, your business and your community.
September 5, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Sponsored by Verizon