Human Response Network

Human Response Network We are Lewis County's Victim Advocates. We work with victims (and their families) of domestic violence and sexual assault.
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We offer: • Safety Planning: Advocates will identify your barrier to safety and can help you develop a personalized safety plan. • Safe Haven: An emergency shelter for female victims of intimate partner violence and their dependent children. • Legal Advocacy: Support during court proceedings and assistance with accessing protection orders. • Support Group: Survivor based supportive environment that fosters building strength through empowerment. And many more services… All Services are Free and Confidential!

Mission: HRN is dedicated to breaking the cycle of violence and responding to victims with compassion. :)

WE CAN HELP. CALL TODAY!
01/28/2014

WE CAN HELP. CALL TODAY!

Underground Health

01/10/2014
RSA Shorts - The Power of Empathy

Our new staff member shared this with me today. I felt it was so simple and great that I had to pass it along....It's great to have fresh advocates!!!

What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuin...

12/25/2013

Warmest of holiday wishes and the brightest and safest new years cheer from our families at HRN to yours!

Awesome!!!
12/10/2013
A Legacy to Keep, A Legacy to Make | Move to End Violence

Awesome!!!

I was at the airport in Bellingham, Washington, when, in unison, the television screens announced Nelson Mandela’s death. I was struck by how, in an environment in which people typically rush to their gates, to their luggage, to the bathroom, to the exits, to anywhere but each other – here, at this…

Shelter Shower Flyer
12/03/2013

Shelter Shower Flyer

Donate through our shelter shower at these participating locations!
12/03/2013

Donate through our shelter shower at these participating locations!

The advocates at Human Response Network are builders. They work with callers to build safer families and homes. They hel...
12/03/2013

The advocates at Human Response Network are builders. They work with callers to build safer families and homes. They help survivors build self-esteem back up after it has been worn down from years of verbal abuse. They build safer futures free from violence. As an organization, we’re changing, growing and building too. We are looking to build capacity to help more people. We want to upgrade the tools we use so that we can continue serving our callers and chatters quickly and efficiently — and that’s where we need YOUR help. Your contributions will help ensure that someone is here to answer that first call for help. You can donate through our shelter shower or monetarily.

What is Giving Tuesday?
We have a day for giving thanks. This year help us create Giving Tuesday. A new day for giving back. On Tuesday December 3, 2013, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will come together to create Giving Tuesday. It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Be a part of a national celebration of our great tradition of generosity.

11/29/2013

From our family at Human Response Network to yours may your Thanksgiving have many safe and happy blessings. Our Drop in Center will be closed tomorrow but if you need to chat with an advocate, please call our 24/7 hotline at 360.748.6601.

Sending thanks and appreciation to the over 22 million veterans in our country. Every day is Veterans Day.
11/11/2013

Sending thanks and appreciation to the over 22 million veterans in our country. Every day is Veterans Day.

11/05/2013
Domestic Violence No More

Great Tips!

Tools for Panic Attacks

If you start to feel a panic attack coming on, here are a couple of grounding techniques I've found helpful. You might want to try them out:

Don't think about your heart rate or your breathing--that always makes it escalate for me. A lot of therapists say to concentrate on the breath first, but that brings me to a full panic attack. Focusing on how agitated my body is agitates me even more. (But if you can focus breathing, do it. Consciously take deeper, longer breaths. It can slow down your heart rate.)
Try to remind yourself that these are just physical feelings that need to pass through you.
Focus on other body parts. You have arms--shift your attention into your arms. You have legs--feel your legs.
Put your hands on your face, one on each cheek, and hold them there. This is so soothing.
Feel the weight of your butt on your seat. Feel the weight of your feet on the floor. Hold your awareness there for a few seconds.
Gently slap up and down your arms. Gently slap the lengths of your legs.
Squat and hug your legs. Rock around on your feet while in this position.
Smell some mint oil. Rub it on yourself somewhere--temples, neck.
Squeeze your fists and contract some muscles on purpose and then release them. It's amazing. I think it directs the adrenaline a little bit or lets it serve a purpose, but in a way you choose.
If you have racing thoughts, here are some things you might try: count backwards in sevens from 100 (100, 93, 86, etc.) or look around the room and try to find as many things you can that are blue, for example. This can calm the mind a little if that's a problem and you feel like the thoughts are driving the panic.

The more tools you have when it starts happening, the more confident you will be that you can deal with it. And I think confidence is key. Try out different techniques until you find a couple that work for you.

Shame about a panic attack can drive you to try to suppress it, which makes it worse. I know it's hard when you're around a lot of people because you feel like everyone can see what you're feeling inside. They can barely tell--at least not anywhere to the degree you think they can.

Try to be open to it and welcoming. Work with it, not against it. Keep filling your toolbox with grounding techniques that work for you so that the fear of having a panic attack does not take over your life.

Deadline for submission is November 18th, 2013! Come join our great team.
11/05/2013

Deadline for submission is November 18th, 2013! Come join our great team.

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11/01/2013

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"Crianza con Cariño”& "Valores Familiares”Programa de Educación para Padres•	 Dónde: Iglesia Santa María /St. Mary•	225 ...
10/31/2013

"Crianza con Cariño”& "Valores Familiares”
Programa de Educación para Padres
• Dónde: Iglesia Santa María /St. Mary
• 225 N Washington Ave. Centralia ,WA
• Lunes 11 de Noviembre hasta el 16 de Diciembre Hora: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Para más información comuníquese con Rosa Borja al 360-888-0229
Rocio Casimiro al 360-880-0551
**Se proveerá cuidado de niños y bocaditos**
Co-auspiciado por Human Response Network & Proyecto Esperanza (CIELO)

Community Awareness Windows....Come check them out!!
10/31/2013

Community Awareness Windows....Come check them out!!

Community Awareness Windows....Come check them out!!

Domestic Violence No More
10/17/2013

Domestic Violence No More

What is a Cycle of Abuse?

A Cycle of abuse is abuse that occurs in a repeating pattern. Abuse is identifiable as being cyclical in two ways: it is both generational and episodic. Generational cycles of abuse are passed down, by example and exposure, from parents to children. Episodic abuse occurs in a repeating pattern within the context of at least two individuals within a family system. It may involve spousal abuse, child abuse, or even elder abuse.
A son, who is repeatedly either verbally or physically abused by his father, will predictably treat his own children in the same way. When a daughter hears her mother frequently tear down, belittle, and criticize her father, she will adapt a learned behavior which involves control through verbal abuse. Similarly, a child who witnesses his parents engaging in abusive behaviors toward one another, will very likely subject his or her spouse to the same abusive patterns. These are examples of generational abuse.

The episodic cycle of abuse is characterized by distinct periods of behavior that eventually result in an extreme episode of verbal and/or physical abuse. Typically, victims of episodic abuse live in denial of this reoccurring pattern.

We are here for you!
10/14/2013

We are here for you!

When you're tired, worn out, overwhelmed, burdened, grieving, blind sided and feel as though everything is too much to bear, remind yourself that you're going to make it, 'this too shall pass'. We won't be tested forever, just for a moment. No matter how consumed we are by our present circumstances, life truly does go on!

BLOOM365
10/04/2013

BLOOM365

A goal isn't a goal unless you write it down, so here we GO. Let's Do It! Let's grow this page to 10,000! Let's spread the power of BLOOM and inspire everyone to know the difference between LOVES ME and LOVES ME NOT! Let's BLOOM!

SPANISH SPEAKING BILINGUAL/BILCULTURALDOMESTIC VIOLENCE/SEXUAL ASSAULT ADVOCATEGo to: http://www.hrnlc.org/employment.ht...
10/02/2013

SPANISH SPEAKING BILINGUAL/BILCULTURAL
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/SEXUAL ASSAULT ADVOCATE
Go to: http://www.hrnlc.org/employment.html for job description and submission instructions. Deadline has been extended to 10/15/13.

It's with great saddness that we have to inform you of the passing of our dear advocate and friend Ruby Collison. Yester...
07/30/2013

It's with great saddness that we have to inform you of the passing of our dear advocate and friend Ruby Collison. Yesterday she lost her battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family and loved ones and left us peacefully.
She played a different role in all of our lives and no matter what the love we have for her is one, ask anyone they'll tell you the same, she brought us joy when we had pain , the strength and love of one women held all of us together even more now than ever, she isn't physically here but we still feel her near in every step we take and every move we make, what she's giving to us no one can ever replace.
Ruby was such a treasure and guiding light to all of us. She will always have a place in each one of the hearts she touched in our community. May peace be with Ruby and her family.

Crisis Lines are open on the 4th of July. Call either 360.748.6601 or toll-free at 1.800.244.7414. Drop in center will b...
07/04/2013

Crisis Lines are open on the 4th of July. Call either 360.748.6601 or toll-free at 1.800.244.7414. Drop in center will be open tomorrow from 9-1 pm.

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06/17/2013

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What culture do you want to live in?Support survivors of rape and abuse!
05/28/2013

What culture do you want to live in?
Support survivors of rape and abuse!

"Mental health issues can arise as a result of intimate partner violence. On average, more than half of women seen in me...
05/14/2013

"Mental health issues can arise as a result of intimate partner violence. On average, more than half of women seen in mental health settings are being or have been abused by an intimate partner. Recent studies of women who experienced abuse found that up to 84% suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, 77% suffered from depression, and 75% suffered from anxiety.

Domestic violence victims with mental health issues also face many barriers, such as discrimination and stigmatization by the police, the legal system, health facilities and more." -TheHotline

Timeline Photos
05/02/2013

Timeline Photos

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05/02/2013

Human Response Network's cover photo

Please join us for a wonderful Royal High Tea Fundraiser to benefit the clients we serve. A menu of traditional savory a...
04/25/2013

Please join us for a wonderful Royal High Tea Fundraiser to benefit the clients we serve. A menu of traditional savory and sweet foods with beautiful music and a silent auction. It's an event surely not to be missed.
When: Sunday, May 5th, 2013
Where: Deanna Zieske's home at 647 St Helens Ave. NW, Chehalis
Cost: $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door.
Tickets are available at Smith's Mercantile in Chehalis and at Debbie's Boutique in Centralia.

Timeline Photos
04/19/2013

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
04/18/2013

Timeline Photos

04/17/2013
SAAM 2013: Talk early, talk often

Talking and educating about healthy sexuality and child sexual abuse prevention is a continuing conversation. Be a parent, family member, or friend who is educated and willing to have these conversations. It can mean the difference in someone's life!

The 2013 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and child sexual abuse prevention. This April, join the conversation. St...

Timeline Photos
04/15/2013

Timeline Photos

Everyone please vote for our Safe Haven Emergency Shelter to be included in this great funding opportunity. You can vote...
04/11/2013
State Farm Neighborhood Assist™

Everyone please vote for our Safe Haven Emergency Shelter to be included in this great funding opportunity. You can vote up to 10 times a day. Please spread the word!

Safe Haven's 17 bed shelter provides a safe and comfortable living environment for survivors of domestic violence and their dependent children. Funding goes to helping with supplies and daily needs of our guests. If you would like to donate to Safe Haven, please contact 360.748.6601 or 1.800.244.7414.

Forty causes will receive a $25K grant to make a positive change in their neighborhood, and it’s up to you to decide where it goes

WEAR JEANS WITH A PURPOSE ON DENIM DAYOn April 24th, Denim Day will unite people across the country to deliver the messa...
04/08/2013

WEAR JEANS WITH A PURPOSE ON DENIM DAY

On April 24th, Denim Day will unite people across the country to deliver the message that there is no excuse and never an invitation to rape.

Denim Day is a rape prevention campaign that takes place every year during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The first Denim Day was organized in 1999 by Peace Over Violence, a Los Angeles-based non-profit dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence. The day grew out of 1998 Italian Supreme Court decision that overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore tight jeans. The judges reasoned the victim’s tight jeans meant that she had to have helped her assailant remove them, implying consent. Though this particular case occurred outside our own borders, the victim-blaming culture and myths about sexual assault exist within our own communities here in the United States.

This year, millions of Americans and citizens worldwide will join together on April 24th to wear jeans in solidarity and say that sexual violence is never acceptable.

Word association: Post the first word thatcomes to mind when you hear healthy sexuality.
04/08/2013

Word association: Post the first word that
comes to mind when you hear healthy sexuality.

‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ Tackles ‘Legitimate Rape’ And Rapists Seeking Custody
04/08/2013
‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ Tackles ‘Legitimate Rape’ And Rapists Seeking Custody

‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ Tackles ‘Legitimate Rape’ And Rapists Seeking Custody

Before last night’s episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit aired, NBC was promoting the episodes by teasing that the headlines it would be ripping its storyline from were the ones made by former Rep. Todd Akin last year, when he claimed that women who were survivors of so-called “legitimate ra...

NoMore.org
04/08/2013
NoMore.org

NoMore.org

NO MORE is a simple idea with the power to unleash new, major attention to the fact that there are people all around us who are hurt – directly or indirectly — by domestic violence and sexual assault. We all know someone who has been touched by this violence but still, domestic violence and sexual a...

Human Response Network's cover photo
04/08/2013

Human Response Network's cover photo

04/03/2013

April is sexual assault awareness month!

March is Women's History Month! What about LOCAL Women's History? Let's celebrate the awesome women in our community pas...
02/28/2013

March is Women's History Month! What about LOCAL Women's History? Let's celebrate the awesome women in our community past and present :)

This is a picture of Chehalis Ave...the same Chehalis Ave you will find our office on :) well...not the same but you know what I mean :P

Human Response Network's cover photo
02/28/2013

Human Response Network's cover photo

02/28/2013

How HEALTHY is your relationship? Consider the following:

1. Are unclear about your preferences
2. Do not notice unhappiness since enduring is your concern
3. Alter your behavior, plans, or opinions to fit the current moods or circumstances of another (live reactively)
4. Do more and more for less and less
5. Take as truth the most recent opinion you have heard
6. Live hopefully while wishing and waiting
7. Are satisfied if you are coping and surviving
8. Let the other’s minimal improvement maintain your stalemate
9. Have few hobbies because you have no attention span for self-directed activity
10. Make exceptions for a person for things you would not tolerate in anyone else/accept alibis
11. Are manipulated by flattery so that you lose objectivity
12. Try to create intimacy with a narcissist
13. Are so strongly affected by another that obsession results
14. Will forsake every personal limit to get sex or the promise of it
15. See your partner as causing your excitement
16. Feel hurt and victimized but not angry
17. Act out of compliance and compromise
18. Do favors that you inwardly resist (cannot say no)
19. Disregard intuition in favor of wishes
20. Allow your partner to abuse your children or friends
21. Mostly feel afraid and confused
22. Are enmeshed in a drama that is beyond your control
23. Are living a life that is not yours, and that seems unalterable
24. Commit yourself for as long as the other needs you to be committed (no bottom line)
25. Believe you have no right to secrets

Everyone can do something to help their community! Check this out
02/25/2013

Everyone can do something to help their community! Check this out

Please meet Ty Franzer, he and Tony Johnson own the High Dive in Fremont, Ty came by to visit the Homeless In Seattle office a month ago, wanted to know more about the community that is forming, said he wanted to find a way to help those living on the street, you could tell he was serious, that it was coming from a big heart place.

So, then, a week ago, amazingly, Ty and Tony send me this:

"Fremont Soup Social is a collaborative effort aimed at filling in the gap of services offered in the Fremont neighborhood for those in need. We do this by serving soup every Saturday from Noon-2pm at the High Dive. Building Community one bowl at a time."

These moments of reaching out to bring community together are gifts to us all. PLEASE come out this Saturday to join-in, to support this vibrant new community forming in the Fremont neighborhood!

A heart-felt community size THANK YOU to Ty and Tony for opening their heart and place of business to those in need.

http://www.highdiveseattle.com/

Fremont neighborhood | Rex

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