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    Baraga County Shelter Home
           A Non-Profit Agency Serving Baraga County, Michigan

 

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In The Beginning. . .

Due to the growing problem of Domestic Violence in Baraga County and plight of victims, a core group of volunteers first met on March 1, 1983.  Because we believe there is a need to provide immediate local services  to abused women and their children and to promote awareness in Baraga County, the Baraga County Shelter Home, Inc. was formed.

Since that time, we have purchased our shelter through private donations, group contributions and various fundraising projects. Most importantly, we have provided resident and non-resident services to many abuse victims and children in Baraga County.

Mission Statement

The Baraga County Shelter Home, Inc. implements an empowerment philosophy and respects the autonomy of domestic/sexual violence survivors in that we closely follow, and implement the Mission Statement and Philosophy of the Shelter Home, by using them as our constant, daily guide.

The mission of the Baraga County Shelter Home, Inc., a non-profit organization, is to provide a Shelter Home for victims of domestic violence and their children. Also, to assist these victims in obtaining information about and advocacy with, legal services, financial assistance, provide for emergency medical needs, and housing if applicable.

The Baraga County Shelter Home, Inc.  has established itself as a place to which victims of domestic violence and their children have turned in their time of need. We have a vast network of community support. Although at this time we are only able to house female victims and their children we will not turn away male victims. We will find alternative housing for male victims in their time of need.

Being aware that good health and well-being of a victim is crucial to a healthy community we provide a wide variety of services to ensure the safety and well-being of these victims and their children.

The Baraga County Shelter Home, Inc. recognizes Domestic Violence as an egregious crime, and itsí staff members present several educational workshops and trainings on domestic violence, throughout the year to several area agencies, as well as to church groups and civic organizations.  We provide each victim with assistance in realizing their potential as a human being. We encourage self-esteem, peaceful non-violent resolution to conflict, and the reversal of sexist and racist dominance in social structure. 

Philosophy

True to our belief, that personal growth is crucial to a healthy community, we provide a variety of services to assist victims in achieving personal growth through awareness, independence, and confidence. With our help, victims in our area are able to identify their needs and choose which alternative meets their needs.

We also believe that domestic violence victims and their children are entitled to shelter, food, and a life free of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. We provide a variety of services to ensure the safety and well-being of these victims and their children.

The Baraga County Shelter Home was founded to assist victims of domestic violence and to address their specific needs as individuals regardless of status. To achieve these objectives the Baraga County Shelter Home is committed to empowering victims regardless of gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, height, weight, physical ability or disability. The objectives of our programs are as follows:

         Assist all people in realizing their potential as human beings.

         Promote economic equality.

         Promote social change that leads to equality.

         Reduce stereotypes that restrict personal growth and development.

         Promote recognition of victims as capable and competent human beings.

A comprehensive community response to domestic violence through education, advocacy, and appropriate interventions is necessary to bring about change and end the violence. Battering stops only when assailants are held accountable for their abuse. When victims of domestic violence are educated in self advocacy.

 

 
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