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Camille: An Advocates Perspective Camille: An Advocates Perspective

Pamela came to Alexandra House’s emergency shelter because she could not defend herself and knew she had to escape her husband. She didn’t know what to do next, but she knew she couldn’t go back to what she was living in. As Pamela walked through the doors of Alexandra House, Camille already knew who she […]


Pamela’s husband grabbed her forcefully by the back of her hair, pulled her down on the bed, and aggressively put all his weight on top of her—she couldn’t move. She had just had major surgery. How could he be so careless with her? Her mind was overcome, trying to figure out how he had become […]

2022 Youth Leadership Institute 2022 Youth Leadership Institute

BY ANGIE B., ALEXANDRA HOUSE YOUTH SERVICES ADVOCATE The Youth Services team ended its summer by hosting the Youth Leadership Institute in August. Having run the program last year, I was very excited to see the project this year’s cohort would create. We started planning for the institute in May, and one of our tasks […]

A Message from our Executive Director A Message from our Executive Director

Two years ago, on May 25th, George Floyd was murdered. We were outraged, along with the community, about the killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Dave McAtee, Dreasjon Reed, and many others who have suffered the violence and injustices of a society where racism and other oppressions are embedded in our institutions and […]

Volunteers: Doing their utmost to make a positive impact Volunteers: Doing their utmost to make a positive impact

Alexandra House could not provide free and confidential services to domestic and sexual violence victims/survivors without volunteers. You have probably heard this statement before, but it’s repeated so often because of the powerful truth it holds. Alexandra House would not exist without dedicated and passionate volunteers. Our 50-hour Volunteer Advocate Training, held twice a year […]

A Wish and a Promise... A Wish and a Promise...

While another year draws to a close, we are full of reflection and gratitude for all the ways we have learned and grown. This time allows us to be thankful for the challenges, the opportunities, and the steadfast support along the way. We are grateful to have the perspective to reflect, though some are not […]


Roslyn wasn’t sure how things had gotten out of hand so quickly. She had agreed to meet him at her apartment one last time, but her decision had been made and the relationship was over. But the next thing she knew, she was confused and waking up in her own blood. He had done whatever […]

Alexandra House's Holiday Shop is Accepting Donations Alexandra House's Holiday Shop is Accepting Donations

Alexandra House invites the community to participate in its annual Holiday Shop to help make the holidays a bit brighter for domestic and sexual violence survivors and their families. Our Holiday Shop donation drive is going on now and runs through Friday, December 10, 2021. Community members are invited to donate new, unwrapped toys, gifts, gift […]

Show your support for victims/survivors of domestic violence Display Purple Lights and Yard Signs in October We invite the community to shine a light on domestic violence in October by displaying purple lights and awareness signs at workplaces and residences. Our county-wide Domestic Violence Awareness month campaign shows support for local victims/survivors and sends a […]

Youth Leadership Institute Youth Leadership Institute

BY Angie B., ALEXANDRA HOUSE Youth Services ADVOCATE Near the end of the summer, Alexandra House Youth Services hosted the 2021 Youth Leadership Institute. Our Youth Leadership Institute is a chance for high-school-aged young people to dive deeper into topics surrounding teen dating violence, domestic violence, and sexual assault. It’s an amazing opportunity to gain advocacy […]