SPECIAL THANKS TO
ADOPT-A-ROOM DONORS
Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky thanks its generous donors for adopting rooms in the renovated and expanded Emergency Shelter. Recent donors included Mary Roberts and Karin Lewis of the Mu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi; Kim Conway and her son, Matthew, both of Huntington; Paula Heineman and Patty Carper, both of Grayson; and Candy Goldie of Boyd County. Other items needed for the shelter include mixing bowls, storage bowls, non-plastic serving spoons, baking pans and sheets, cast iron skillets, heavy-duty hand mixer, tongs and cutting boards. For more information, contact Jennifer Allen at (606) 329-9304. Other recent adopt-a-room donors have included Susan Fried, Heather Van Deren, Ashley Kasey, Souad Abul-Khoudoud and other members of the Boyd County Medical Alliance.
ERICA BROWN MYERS
WINS STATE AWARD
Erica Brown Myers, director of client services at Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky, recently was honored during the annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month banquet in Frankfort.
Erica was one of two Kentuckians to receive the Fonetta A. Elam Award for Excellence in Clinical Supervision. She was nominated by Lisa Phelps, who was supervised by Erica when Lisa was a student. Erica also was honored in the Kentucky House by Majority Leader Rocky Adkins and in the Kentucky Senate by State Sen. Robin Webb.
CONGRATULATIONS, ERICA!!!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEERS
Long-time Safe Harbor volunteers Barb Padgett and Bette Webb were honored during the United Way of Northeast Kentucky's annual volunteer recognition banquet on Thursday, February 27. Barb and Bette have worked tirelessly through the years with everything from folding newsletters to helping plan the annual residents' and children's Christmas party. Congratulations, Barb and Bette!!
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL 2013
Safe Harbor held its annual Candlelight Vigil on Monday, October 28, commemorating the memory of those Kentuckians who lost their lives in the past year as the result of domestic violence. Ann Perkins, executive director of Safe Harbor, also presented the annual White Ribbon Awards to outstanding partners, who have supported Safe Harbor's work. This year's honorees included the City of Ashland, KY, along with Mayor Chuck Charles, City Manager Steve Corbitt and Finance Director Tony Grubb. Also honored was Blazer High School senior Stephen Corbitt for his tireless volunteer work as a tutor with Safe Harbor children. Karen Curnutte sang The National Anthem, and Dr. Laura Reese read the names of those who perished at the hands of their perpetrators. The Rev. Mark Kloha presented the invocation, and Safe Harbor Board President Marty Vannatter welcomed those attending. Safe Harbor's Girl Scout Troop presented the colors.
SAFE HARBOR HOLDS ANNUAL
1,000 WOMEN (AND MEN) AND CORNERSTONE AWARDS LUNCHEON
Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky held its annual 1,000 Women (and Men) and Cornerstone Awards luncheon on Tuesday, March 12, at Bellefonte Country Club. Individuals honored with Cornerstone Awards included Jim Cantrell and Marathon Petroleum, Dianne Clement, Lynn Couchot and Heather Van Deren. The luncheon also was an opportunity for supporters to hear an update about renovation and construction projects at the domestic violence shelter as well as make financial pledges to help support Safe Harbor's programs and projects.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 2014
CORNERSTONE AWARD HONOREES!!
Congratulations to all those honored with Cornerstone Awards on Tuesday, March 18, during the 2014 Cornerstone Awards and 1,000 Women (and Men) Campaign luncheon at Bellefonte Country Club. This year’s honorees included Margaret Adkins, Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear, Mary Witten Wiseman and The Foundation for the Tri-State Community, Dan Huffman and The Woodlands Foundation, and Holly Wiedemann and AU Associates. Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky is one of the state’s largest domestic violence shelters and outreach facilities and is located in Ashland, KY. To make a one-time or ongoing pledge to the 1,000 Women (and Men) Campaign, call Mary Hill at (606) 329-9304.
THANKS TO THE GREAT
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS
AT GROVE CITY COLLEGE
Safe Harbor welcomes Grove City College student volunteers: Each year, Grove City College sends a team of student volunteers to help at Safe Harbor. This year's team includes Jake Gearhart, Matthew Wespetal, Kayla Marrish and Kathryn Claudy. This week, the students are helping sort and distribute books for adults and children. Thanks to them for their wonderful volunteer spirit!
SAFE HARBOR RECEIVES ALLSTATE FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT GRANT
Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky recently received a $7,500 grant from the Allstate Foundation to provide ongoing financial education services to domestic violence victims in its transitional program.
The grant was one of 20 awarded across the nation to domestic violence programs, with the program year running from Nov. 1 through Oct. 31, 2014, said Ann Perkins, executive director of Safe Harbor.
“Our research has found that survivors of domestic violence benefit greatly from financial literacy services once they have moved beyond crisis or shelter services,” said Madeline Halperin-Robinson of the Allstate Foundation. “Survivors of domestic violence need specialized tools and strategies to address financial challenges and plan for safe, secure futures.
“However, few resources exist to assist survivors with the economic challenges they face. The Allstate Foundation is using the same skills and resources our agency owners use every day to help survivors better understand their personal finances and build assets.”
During the past seven years, the foundation has invested more than $30 million in communities across the U.S. to help underwrite programs benefitting survivors of domestic violence, Mrs. Halperin-Robinson said.
Safe Harbor’s Yes, I Can program will provide financial education and empowerment to domestic violence survivors in its transitional program, Mrs. Perkins said. Some of the main components of the curriculum are budgeting, establishment of credit and/or credit repair, banking skills and saving for important life investments, such as purchasing a vehicle or home through the creation of an Individual Development Account (IDA). The IDA program encourages consistent saving and is coupled with a financial match through the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association.
In addition to a strong focus on adult survivors of domestic violence, Safe Harbor’s Yes, I Can program will include specialized group and individual classes for the victims’ children, Mrs. Perkins said, adding that helping children understand the key elements of financial literacy empowers them to move beyond the cycle of violence that they have witnessed.
“We are thrilled that the Allstate Foundation chose Safe Harbor as a recipient for this grant,” Mrs. Perkins said. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our families as so many women don’t leave abusive situations because they fear they cannot make it on their own. Through this program, they will get the help they need to get back on their feet.”
THANK YOU FOR MAKING
LOBSTER FEST 2013
A HUGE SUCCESS!!
A sell-out crowd packed Bellefonte Country Club on Saturday, August 24, for Lobster Fest 2013 -- Butter Me Up! -- to benefit Safe Harbor. Thanks to all those who attended and who were sponsors for the event as well as thanks to all those who purchased items during the live and silent auctions. Susan Fried again chaired this spectacular event along with her fellow volunteers from the Boyd County Medical Alliance. Proceeds from Lobster Fest 2013 will benefit the renovation and expansion work currently ongoing at Safe Harbor's Emergency Shelter

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THANKS to all those who generously donated to Safe Harbor during the second annual KY Gives Day on Wednesday, April 9. Your support is helping some of northeastern Kentucky's most at-risk families.
THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED
MAKE SHOP AND SHARE DAY
SUCH A GREAT SUCCESS!!
Hundreds of area residents turned out on Saturday, February 1, to help Safe Harbor during the annual Shop and Share Day at the Ashland and Russell Kroger stores and the Food City store in Louisa. Shop and Share Day is a one-day drive to gather goods and necessities for domestic violence shelters across Kentucky, which supports victims and their children. This year, more than 2,000 non-perishable items were donated to Safe Harbor along with almost $1,000 in monetary donations. A special thanks also goes to Girl Scout troops from across Greenup and Boyd counties as well as the Drug Courts in Boyd, Greenup and Lawrence counties. Organizational partners for the 2014 Shop and Share Day were First Lady Jane Beshear, Kentucky Domestic Violence Association (KDVA), Kroger, Food City, Super Dollar Stores, Kentucky Commission on Women, General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council and Kentucky Drug Courts.
GREAT THINGS ARE
HAPPENING AT SAFE HARBOR!
Renovation and expansion work is in full swing at the Emergency Shelter at Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky. The work began this summer and is anticipated to be completed in spring 2014. The work includes extensive renovation of the interior of the shelter as well as new HVAC systems, building-wide sprinkler system, elevator, new plumbing and wiring and the addition of 20 beds. Safe Harbor is one of Kentucky's largest domestic violence shelters and outreach facilities and serves Boyd, Greenup, Carter, Elliott and Lawrence counties.
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
DEVELOPMENT CLASS VISITS
SAFE HARBOR
Members of this year's Community Leadership Development class visited Safe Harbor on Wednesday, October 9, as part of that day's curriculum. The class is sponsored by the Ashland Area Alliance and includes individuals from a diverse cross-section of the communities in Boyd and Greenup counties in Kentucky. While at Safe Harbor, the group enjoyed a lunch prepared by residents as well as toured Harbor Hill, the construction/renovation currently underway at the Emergency Shelter building and one of the two Transitional Shelter buildings, which are also housing emergency clients while the Emergency Shelter is under renovation. Safe Harbor is one of the largest domestic violence shelters and outreach facilities in Kentucky and serves clients in Boyd, Greenup, Carter, Elliott and Lawrence counties.
Safe Harbor is a member agency of the United Way.
The mission of the KDVA is to ensure that the right to live free of any form of domestic abuse is valued, protected, and defended in Kentucky.

WHAT IS SAFE HARBOR?

Safe Harbor of Northeastern Kentucky is an emergency shelter and advocacy center that provides free confidential, caring and supportive services to all domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Boyd, Greenup, Carter, Lawrence and Elliott counties. Through the use of resources, education, counseling and advocacy, Safe Harbor provides a safe place for you to consider the impact domestic violence is having upon you and your family.

Safe Harbor's services are free to all victims of domestic violence. Safe Harbor provides services without regard to race, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation or handicap.