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. Crisis Line: 989-348-3169
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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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was launched nationwide in October 1987 as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues and raise awareness for…Read More
30 Accomplishments from the Last 30 Years
30 Accomplishments from the Last 30 Years 1987 The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was held in October. 1988 Ohio Domestic Violence Network was founded. 1988 Vermont Network Against Domestic…Read More
River House Resale
River House Resale Chasing Dreams Donation Policy Update Recently there has been an overwhelming amount of generous donations made to our thrift store. We are very grateful for these donations…Read More
March is National Women’s History Month
Why March is National Women’s History Month Local Celebrations As recently as the 1970’s, women’s history was virtually an unknown topic in the K-12 curriculum or in general public consciousness.…Read More
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month: Join the Fight
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month: Join the Fight January 3, 2017 11:26 am Russell C. Deyo The mission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is…Read More
Financial Abuse Takes Heavy Toll on Domestic Violence Survivors
Check out this recently released article Melissa Jeltson wrote for the Huffington Post describing the true cost of financial abuse: WASHINGTON — Marina A. has no bruises or scars from…Read More
What to expect as a Resident at River House
River House is a Communal living residence. We have 6 bedrooms that can sleep 4 individuals each for a total of 24 women and children, 3 residential bathrooms, a living…Read More
Is Your Child Being Sexually Abused?
Talking to Your Child If You Suspect That They Are Being Sexually Abused Talk to your child directly. Pick your time and place carefully! Have this conversation somewhere that your…Read More
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Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Google+ allow us to connect, share information and interests with a variety of people and organizations and because you are a…Read More
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