Rasmuson Foundation has launched a new series of videos that add to the web-based collection of stories we call “Glimpses of Who We Are.” Today we share the third in that series – a piece titled “Haven House” that looks at the work of the South Peninsula Haven House (SPHH), a Homer nonprofit that provides advocacy and emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
SPHH offers regular support groups for women, healthy skills development for children, child care assistance, a 24/7 crisis line, a car seat safety program, and a batterer’s group for men. Four years ago, Haven House started a Children’s Advocacy Center program that serves child victims of abuse. SPHH provides services in Homer and surrounding communities including Port Graham, Nanwalek, Seldovia, Anchor Point, Ninilchik.
As filmmaker Brian George Smith says about SPHH, “Many lives are saved in this humble little clapboard building. Many lives are indeed begun anew.”
Still to come in this series, work from filmmakers Bob Curtis Johnson and Andrew Okpeaha MacLean.
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