Who is IVSHA?

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The Illinois Valley Safe House Alliance is a group of dedicated women who work to end the violence perpetrated against them and other women throughout the world. I would like to tell you about one of these women who is … Continued

From the Director – Microenterprise

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Our microenterprise online store is about to launch. The name of the store is Brown Bear Remembers, which comes from Katherine Tilton’s poem, the Laughing Bear. The logo is in final design and we’re ready to start our first line … Continued

Volunteer Spotlight – Betsy Joiner

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Betsy Joiner moved to the Illinois Valley from Santa Rosa California in 2002. She has always recognized how devastating domestic violence is and has always firmly believed that working to end domestic violence was an important and worthwhile cause. In … Continued

One Survivor’s Story

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I had been hesitant for four years to tell anyone I was in an abusive relationship. He verbally, mentally, emotionally and financially abused me. The moment he threatened to take my kid away from me was the moment I knew … Continued

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