Who we serve
The Women's Center and Harbor House Shelter serve survivors of domestic and sexual violence, dating violence and stalking. Services are provided to adults, teens and children in Marquette and Alger Counties.
Since 1973, it has been our mission to support survivors, to educate and encourage sensitive public awareness and to work relentlessly to change the attitudes that allow these violent crimes to continue. The Women's Center works to empower individuals and families experiencing domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence and stalking by providing outreach support services, information, referrals, advocacy and the safe haven shelter at Harbor House.
Women’s Center programs help locate affordable housing and adequate employment, and put safety precautions in place for women and children fleeing domestic and sexual violence. During the last fiscal year, the Harbor House and Women’s Center staff and volunteers helped 2,904 people escape domestic and/or sexual violence.
Trained volunteers provided 12,316 hours of time in direct service to survivors at the Harbor House and in service to the entire organization. You can help out by volunteering.
Women’s Center/Harbor House - FY 13/14 Stats
Domestic Violence - Total survivors served by grant:
• DVC (DV Comprehensive): 396
• STOP (STOP Violence Against Women): 110
• VOCA (Victims of Crime Act): 507
Sexual Violence - Total survivors served by grant:
• VOCA (Victims of Crime Act): 207
• SACS (Sexual Assault Comprehensive Services): 157
Total DV/SV: 1,377
Harbor House Shelter - Shelter Nights: 4,046
• Women sheltered: 132
• Children sheltered: 84
• Men sheltered: 0
• Average length of stay: 45-90 days
Crisis Hotline Calls:
• DV Crisis: 2965
• DV Info: 1562
• SA Crisis: 140
• SA Info: 204
• Info/Other: 1012