Spiritual Abuse is Abuse

Spiritual abuse is the misuse of spiritual or religious beliefs to manipulate, control, or harm others. An abusive partner may exploit their partner’s spiritual or religious beliefs to exert power and assert or maintain dominance. It can be difficult to … Read More

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Stay Safe: Making a Safety Plan

A safety plan is a personalized plan that a person can use to increase their safety during a dangerous or scary time in their life. A safety plan must be tailored to each person’s specific situation. Make sure your safety … Read More

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Understanding the VOICES Committee

The Greene County chapter of the VOICES committee was established in November 2021. In this month’s blog we explore what the committee is all about. The VOICES Survivor Advocacy Network is a program of Alliance for HOPE International. The network … Read More

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Living in Fear: Reporters’ Observations

Springfield Daily Citizen reporters Steve Pokin and Jackie Rehwald took a deep dive into domestic abuse in Springfield. Their months long efforts resulted in extensive multi-part series “Living in Fear”.   Few have taken such an in-depth look at domestic … Read More

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The Cost of Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Of full-time employees, 1 in 5 have experienced or are actively experiencing domestic violence, which comes in many forms including psychological, emotional, financial, spiritual, physical and sexual. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reports that domestic violence costs the … Read More

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