Healing

Day in the Life of an Advocate Day in the Life of an Advocate

Have you ever wondered what a day looks like for an Alexandra House shelter advocate? Or maybe you didn’t… until now! Advocates, whether they work in the shelter or in our Community Programs like our Legal, Youth Services, Healthcare, and Elder Abuse advocates; they are the backbon­e of intervention efforts to support intimate partner violence […]


The Role of an Advocate The Role of an Advocate

BY Vanessa E.., ALEXANDRA HOUSE Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) ADVOCATE   An advocate’s role isn’t hugs and coloring in adult coloring books like it gets joked about. We can do those things, yes, but we do so much more. An advocate’s role can be described as holding space around a person to allow them […]


Responding to George Floyd’s Death and Advocating for Equity Responding to George Floyd’s Death and Advocating for Equity

Connie Moore. Executive Director of ALEXANDRA HOUSE Alexandra House is saddened and outraged, along with many other organizations and individuals, about the killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Dave McAtee, Dreasjon Reed and so many others who have suffered the violence and injustices of a society where racism and other oppressions are embedded […]


Abuse and Isolation a Greater Concern for Seniors During COVID-19 Abuse and Isolation a Greater Concern for Seniors During COVID-19

By Dawn R., Alexandra House Advocate June is the month dedicated to raising awareness around elder abuse. Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited. Abuse can happen in many places, including the older person’s home, a family member’s house, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home. Abuse […]


Alexandra House is starting virtual support groups to offer survivors of domestic, sexual, and relationship violence, as well as elder abuse, an opportunity to connect and share personal experiences and feelings, discuss coping strategies, and find comfort and support during the COVID-19 crisis and the recovery that follows. Virtual support groups will be available via […]


Anything But Routine Anything But Routine

Law enforcement’s response to domestic violence should be more than an incident report By Sheriff James Stuart If citizens are asked what the most dangerous call is for our deputies respond to, they might guess a domestic. They’re right! The Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office found that “Police officers are more likely […]


Us, Everyone Us, Everyone

Sexual assault and harassment are not the only silent epidemics for women. By Mandy Meisner Blogger | Public Relations | Community Investor | Alexandra House Volunteer I thought carefully about posting #MeToo on my social media sites. Like most of the nation, I watched it dominate my feeds, sometimes with a deeply personal story, sometimes […]


Why the Women I Work with are my Heroes Why the Women I Work with are my Heroes

عفوا، هذه المدخلة موجودة فقط في الإنجليزية الأمريكية. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. By Maddie, Alexandra House Intern Everyday I go to work, I am surrounded by heroes. Or rather, heroines. When I walk in […]