Philosophy

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.