Harmony House shines a light on domestic violence in October


SPRINGFIELD, Mo- On the last Friday in October, Harmony House will address the issue of domestic violence in the open.

The seventh annual iCare â„¢ Kickoff Breakfast took place on September 29, 2021, with an information breakfast for attendees. iCare â„¢ is a community-based domestic violence awareness and fundraising initiative that encourages participating businesses and organizations in the community to speak out about the problem, dispel common myths and provide awareness materials to those currently experiencing violence. violence and abuse.

This year’s event will feature award-winning portrait photographer and humanitarian Randy Bacon. Bacon will present a preview of his new exhibition, Standing Together: Portraits and Stories of Domestic Violence. The exhibition, created with Harmony House, will be open to the public on October 1, 2021.

The iCare campaign takes place every October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month to bring intimate partner and domestic violence out of the shadows. In the last year alone, the iCare message was seen or heard over 12,000,000 times.

The Harmony House is Missouri’s oldest and largest domestic violence shelter and has served more than 20,000 domestic violence survivors since it opened. Harmony House provides comprehensive services including; crisis hotline answered 24/7, emergency refuge; basic food, clothing and hygiene items; case management; pleading before the courts; on-site advice; child care; life skills courses; transportation assistance; and local services.

For more information about Harmony House, call 417-837-7700 or visit the Harmony House website.

Organizations or individuals interested in participating in the iCare campaign can visit www.myharmonyhouse.org/icare to register.


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