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The mission of River House, Inc. is to provide safety and services to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse while promoting empowerment through education and advocacy. River House, Inc. has been serving local communities since 1986, by providing crisis counseling, emergency shelter, group counseling and support, as well as legal advocacy and community education.

You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

- Maya Angelou

 

Our website is designed to serve victims and survivors, volunteers willing to help victims, and those looking for information about domestic and sexual abuse services in the region served.

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River House Shelter, Inc. Accomplishes Goal By Finding A Building To House A Thrift Store

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River House Shelter, Inc. Accomplishes Goal By Finding A Building To House A Thrift Store Above, the building which housed Sears, located at 6375 M-72 West, will soon serve as…

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2018 Empty Bowls

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Join us on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 4pm – 7pm at Fred’s Pub & Bowling Center in Roscommon to bring awareness of and to end hunger at our 10th…

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7th Annual Chili Cook Off

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Feeling up to the challenge and want to enter your chili or just want to taste some of the best chili around? Join us at Rolling Oak Brewery on November…

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River House Make a Difference Day 2018

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JOIN US FOR RIVER HOUSE’S MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY WHEN:  Saturday, October 27, 2018 TIME:  10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. WHERE:  River House, Inc., 1009 W. North Down River Rd.,…

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August Needs List

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It’s back-to-school time!  If you are able to donate school supplies and backpacks to be handed out to school age kids, please drop off  items to our administrative offices, Monday…

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Get a Quote and raise funds for River House!

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For the months of July and August our local Graying Allstate Agent, Jeff Halstead, will be making a donation to River House for each quote he gives. Give Jeff a…

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UNDERSTANDING THE POWER & CONTROL WHEEL

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Do you understand the Power & Control Wheel? The Duluth Model or Domestic Abuse Intervention Project is a program developed to reduce domestic violence against women. It is named after…

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YOUTH SUMMER PROGRAM

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River House’s Youth summer program is scheduled to begin in June. There will be 2 groups; Group A, ages 7-9, will meet on Wednesday’s beginning June 27 from 1 pm…

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Am I being Abused?

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What are the types of abuse, patterns of abuser behavior, common abuser traits, phrases abusers use…Watch this video to learn more.      

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