To create a safe and respectful community free of interpersonal violence.
Safe Harbor provides prevention education, crisis intervention, transitional and stabilization services to empower individuals, families and the community to live lives free of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
Prevention Education and Outreach Services: programs that provide community education and leadership that are building blocks to prevent interpersonal, dating and sexual and domestic violence. Our Prevention and Education program works with community members to identify strategies that promote healthy individuals, relationships and communities.
Crisis Intervention Services: programs and services that provide support, resources, and hope for a better future for victims in immediate danger/crisis.
Transitional Services - geared to assist victims of domestic violence to take back their lives and rebuild a home and life that is safe and financially secure.
Established in September 1990 as a domestic abuse program, Safe Harbor of Sheboygan County, Inc. provides prevention, intervention, education and outreach services to empower individuals, families and the community to end domestic abuse and sexual assault. We provide our services at no cost to the recipient and are unique in Sheboygan County.
- Crisis Intervention Services Provide victims who have safety, support, information and resources to empower and encourage victims to exercise control over their lives and prepare to move forward without violence. Among these services is a 24-hr crisis line that offers counseling and information and referral services, temporary safe shelter, peer support groups, transportation, court and hospital advocacy, and assistance with emergency needs. These services are available to all Sheboygan County residents. We work to make them easily accessible through our 800 number, Spanish and Hmong program information available, offering support groups at a variety of times and locations, having a barrier-free office and shelter, and providing translators and interpreters available for non-English speaking and hearing impaired victims.
- Prevention Education Services focus on helping individuals and organizations understand and develop attitudes, skills and behaviors which will minimize the risk of becoming either a victim or a perpetrator. Prevention programs include presentation topics covering a wide range of content. Topics include: recognizing and developing healthy relationships, healthy dating and tips on sexual assault prevention. Prevention programs are offered w/ age appropriate content, for adolescents, teens and adults, including those with developmental disabilities and mental illness. A large part of prevention of continued SA and DV is a plan and a strong support system. In addition to providing information about Safe Harbor services, educational include presentations about domestic abuse, dating violence, sexual harassment to adults in community groups and organizations throughout the county, to students in schools and youth groups. Our staff also trains other community professionals about how to identify and provide services to domestic abuse and sexual assault victims. Printed information is distributed throughout the county. Specialized activities are held each April during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
- Stabilization Services offer services and programs that help victims move from violence to stability. We believe that therapy and support groups that both include education and information essential to helping victims feel empowered to identify potential domestic violence and make choices to remove the potential. In our Transitional Living Program (TLP) we provide transitional services to make the change to living a life free of violence. Included in this program is safe housing, financial assistance, on-going case management, and outreach supportive services. These services provide resources, information and education to achieve safety and self-sufficiency.