Domestic violence shelter Harmony House is announcing an expansion of their prevention education program.
Harmony House has hired a Prevention Education Coordinator who will oversee a Speaker’s Bureau of community volunteers, board members and staff. The speakers will address a variety of issues connected to spreading awareness of the problem of domestic violence in our area and how residents can join together to stop it.
The new position is being made available by an “O’Reilly Jumpstart Grant.”
“Breaking the cycle of violence through shelter and services is one way to help end domestic violence,” Harmony House Executive Director Lisa Farmer said in a statement. “The other critical component in the fight to end this epidemic is prevention education. We are so grateful for the O’Reilly Jumpstart Grant in making this new prevention education position available and we’re hopeful about the long-term potential to further reduce the number of individuals and families impacted by domestic violence.”
In addition to their work with the Speaker’s Bureau, the Prevention Education Coordinator will identify evidence-based, best practice programs and design customized curriculum for different audiences in the community.
Groups that may be interested in learning more about the problem of domestic violence in the community can contact Harmony House at 417-837-7700 regarding having a member of the Speaker’s Bureau address your organization.