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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

 

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ANNUAL SPRING FLING THIS FRIDAY!

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JOIN US THIS FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.  at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Grayling for River House’s 4th Annual SPRING FLING Craft Beer &…

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Thrift Store Volunteer Day a Success!

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1 / 2   Diann Murphy, who is serving as a project manager for the River House, Inc.’s plans to establish a resale store to support the shelter, cleans up…

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!!!

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As River House prepares to begin construction/renovations for our thrift store, we are in need of volunteers to help us get the building ready!  This will be a one (1)…

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The 5280 Rock Walk Fundraiser

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The 5280 (1 mile) is an awareness and fundraising event for Sexual Assault Awareness month. The walk encourages loved ones and our community to travel in the footsteps of female…

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Spring Fling – Craft Beer & Wine Tasting Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

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Please join us for River House’s 4th Annual SPRING FLING Craft Beer & Wine Tasting Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!!!! TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!!  You can purchase your tickets directly from…

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March is National Women’s History Month

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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.…

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January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month: Join the Fight

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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…

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Financial Abuse Takes Heavy Toll on Domestic Violence Survivors

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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…

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What to expect as a Resident at River House

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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…

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