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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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APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

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Sexual violence happens in EVERY community.  How you talk about sexual violence matters.  The things you say every day send a message about your beliefs and values. When you stand…

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5280 – “Hops & Heels” Walk

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Hops and Heels has been rescheduled to this Friday, April 27 @ 4:30.  Hope to see you there! Join River House in our annual 5280 “Hops & Heels” Walk . …

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SPRING FLING 2018

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This is River House’s 5th Annual Spring Fling – a craft beer and wine tasting event. Each year we hold this special event to raise money for victims and survivors…

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JANUARY 27, 2018 HOOPS

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It’s almost here!!!!  Come watch teams duke it out on the basketball court for River House’s Trophy. A fun event with all proceeds benefiting River House in supporting victims and…

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EMPTY BOWLS 2017

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Cost of $15 includes your choice of a hand-crafted bowl, soup and rolls (provided by Fred’s of Roscommon!).  There will be a variety of extra hand-crafted bowls available for purchase…

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2017 CHILI COOK-OFF

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Think your chili has what it takes?? Contact us to submit your entry into our annual Chili Cook-Off!! Think you know what amazing chili tastes like?? We need you to…

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President Trump’s Proclamation

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Proclamation 9649 of September 29, 2017 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2017 A Proclamation Domestic violence is never acceptable. During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I call on all Americans…

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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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…

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30 Accomplishments from the Last 30 Years

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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…

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