Huntingdon House

Huntingdon House "An open door for survivors of Domestic Violence." The mission of Huntingdon House is to provide advocacy and support to survivors of domestic violence and to work toward its elimination.
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In 1982, the Human Services Plan for Huntingdon County identified the need for a service that would address the problem of domestic violence. The Huntingdon County Human Services Council endorsed the need of a local service provider. A public hearing was held in November of 1984 to discuss solutions to this identified problem. Following the public hearing a task force was organized with interest citizens and representatives from Women's Health Services, United Way, Outpatient Counseling, Mental Health/Mental Redardation, Huntingdon County Library, Juniata College, Daily News, Huntingdon County Human Services Council, Huntingdon County Child and Adult Development, Keystone Legal Services, Human Services, Huntingdon Borough Police, and Broad Top Area Medical Center serving as members. Women's Health Services, Inc. served as the umbrella agency for the development and implementation of the project until July 1, 1986 when Huntingdon House, Inc. was established as an independent non-profit corporation. Huntingdon House, Inc. is a United Way member agency. A number of individuals have contributed their time and energies to achieve the goal of providing a service of victims of domestic violence. We're proud of the accomplishment!

Mission: It is the mission of Huntingdon House to provide survivor centered services to survivors of domestic violence and to work toward the elimination of such violence through education and advocacy within the community.

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Today for #LGBTQHistoryMonth we celebrate all the dedicated activists who made the legalization of same-sex marriage pos...
10/07/2020

Today for #LGBTQHistoryMonth we celebrate all the dedicated activists who made the legalization of same-sex marriage possible. The June 26, 2015 SCOTUS decision was a direct result of the decades of activism by LGBTQ+ communities and allies. This decision remains to be a hopeful symbol in the push for equality. #LoveWins.

Domestic violence survivors often find themselves with a need for legal representation for various issues such as housin...
10/06/2020
MidPenn Legal Services : Home

Domestic violence survivors often find themselves with a need for legal representation for various issues such as housing, Protection From Abuse, divorce or custody. We are thankful for are partners over at MidPenn Legal Services for all of the wonderful work they do for survivors in Huntingdon County!

#DVAM2020 #standwithHH

https://www.midpenn.org/

MidPenn Legal Services is a non-profit, public interest law firm that provides high quality free civil legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in 18 counties in Central Pennsylvania.Learn more and get involved.

Today for #LGBTQHistoryMonth, we celebrate Laverne Cox whose acting career has provided a new level of visibility to tra...
10/05/2020

Today for #LGBTQHistoryMonth, we celebrate Laverne Cox whose acting career has provided a new level of visibility to transgender experiences, bringing hope and inspiration to LGBTQ people around the globe.

10/05/2020

Survivors of domestic violence often experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by their abuse. In addition to being one of the first lines of legal protection, civil protection orders can actually have a healing effect on survivors. As a survivor’s feelings of safety increase, they may experience fewer symptoms of PTSD and anxiety.

#DVAM2020 #standwithHH

Today, we celebrate Bayard Rustin who made significant contributions to the civil rights and gay rights movements, despi...
10/03/2020

Today, we celebrate Bayard Rustin who made significant contributions to the civil rights and gay rights movements, despite facing persecution and injustice as a result of systemic heterosexism.

Let’s take a moment to reflect on all the importance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In 2019, we lost 112 lives to...
10/03/2020

Let’s take a moment to reflect on all the importance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In 2019, we lost 112 lives to domestic violence.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, we are here to help. Please call 814-643-2801 to be connected to resources.

#standwithHH #DVAM2020

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10/02/2020

Today, we celebrate Audre Lorde whose written words continue to influence conversations around issues of injustice and oppression, especially as it relates to race, gender, and sexual orientation. #LBGTQHistoryMonth

In addition to being #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth, October is also #LGBTQHistoryMonth. We are infinitely grateful for...
10/01/2020

In addition to being #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth, October is also #LGBTQHistoryMonth. We are infinitely grateful for the LGBTQ+ trailblazers who have contributed to making the world a better place for all of us. To celebrate, we will share a post each day of October giving tribute to a notable LGBTQ+ individual in history.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Stay tuned to learn more about domestic violence, Huntingdon House, and ho...
10/01/2020

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Stay tuned to learn more about domestic violence, Huntingdon House, and how we can help you or someone you love!

Wondering how to be a better ally to your bisexual peers? Here's a few simple tips on how you can make the world a safer...
09/20/2020

Wondering how to be a better ally to your bisexual peers? Here's a few simple tips on how you can make the world a safer, more inclusive space.

09/19/2020
Out Celebs Have a #BiWeek Message for Bisexual+ Youth: You Matter

This is a great video from GLAAD, with excellent messages from out celebrities. Bisexual youth: you matter; you are loved! #BiWeek

Some of your favorite out bi+ (bisexual, pan, fluid, queer, unlabeled) celebs from across platforms come together for #BiWeek to send important, supportive m...

In 2013, the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence survey found that 37.3% of bisexual men had experienced rape,...
09/18/2020

In 2013, the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence survey found that 37.3% of bisexual men had experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking at some point during their lifetime. If you have experience violence, you are not alone and support is available to you.

According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey of 2013, an alarming 61% of bisexual women had exp...
09/17/2020

According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey of 2013, an alarming 61% of bisexual women had experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking in their lifetime. If you have experienced violence, you are not alone and support is available to you.

Annually, the week of September 16 to September 23 is recognized as Bisexual Awareness Week or #BiWeek. A bisexual perso...
09/16/2020

Annually, the week of September 16 to September 23 is recognized as Bisexual Awareness Week or #BiWeek. A bisexual person is someone who can be attracted to more than one gender. Throughout the week, we will share facts and information that aim to bring awareness to the struggles faced by those who identify as bisexual, celebrate their achievements, and teach us how we can all be better allies to our bisexual peers.

“My years of struggling against inequality, abusive power, poverty, oppression, and injustice had finally revealed somet...
07/20/2020

“My years of struggling against inequality, abusive power, poverty, oppression, and injustice had finally revealed something to me about myself. Being close to suffering, death, executions, and cruel punishments didn't just illuminate the brokenness of others; in a moment of anguish and heartbreak, it also exposed my own brokenness. You can't effectively fight abusive power, poverty, inequality, illness, oppression, or injustice and not be broken by it.

We are all broken by something. We have all hurt someone and have been hurt. We all share the condition of brokenness even if our brokenness is not equivalent. The ways in which I have been hurt - and have hurt others - are different from the ways Jimmy Dill suffered and caused suffering. But our shared brokenness connected us.”

--Bryan Stevenson, an American lawyer, social justice activist, founder/executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and a clinical professor at New York University School of Law

Link to Just Mercy: https://www.amazon.com/Just-Mercy-Story-Justice-Redemption/dp/081298496X/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=just+mercy&qid=1595275892&sr=8-3

#blacklivesmatter #blm #liftblackvoices #standwithHH

07/16/2020

July is Disability Pride Month! Even as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people with disabilities face discrimination, which is called ableism. Ableism comes in the forms of physical barriers (like stairs or lack of closed captioning) and attitudinal barriers (like low expectations of what people with disabilities can achieve personally and professionally). The Disability community is often left out of the conversation of equal rights. Sharing tips on how to be an ally to people with disabilities can raise awareness:

• Learn how to refer to people with disabilities.
Some members of the Disability community prefer person-first language, which puts the person before their disability. i.e. a person with a disability
Some members of the Disability community prefer identity-first language, which puts the disability identity before the person. i.e. a disabled person
It is important to follow the preference of the person with the disability. When in doubt, use person-first language.
• Learn when to refer to a person’s disability.
If a situation requires mentioning a person’s disability use the appropriate language.
i.e. My friend, Kaci, is coming to the party with me; Kaci uses a power wheelchair. Is the venue accessible?
If a situation does not require mentioning a person’s disability—don’t mention it.
• Erase the “R” word from your vocabulary.
The “R” word is a derogatory word that was once used to describe people with intellectual disabilities. You should never use the “R” word in any context.
• Use the word ‘accessible’ instead of the word ‘handicap.’
Handicap is a word that negatively and incorrectly suggests people with disabilities need to conform or adapt to locations. Replacing that word with ‘accessible’ places the emphasis on the locations that need to adapt to accommodate people with disabilities.
i.e. accessible bathroom stalls, accessible parking spaces
• View accessibility as beautiful.
Society often values preserving historic, ableist architecture with large flights of stairs at the entrance over providing equal access through ramps. Change your mindset to see ramps as more beautiful than stairs, since they create equal access.
• Recognize many disabilities are invisible.
Never make assumptions and judgements about others. Always be patient, kind, and accepting.
• When you know better, do better!

Now that you’ve learned some ways to be an ally to the Disability community, put these tips to use in your daily life! Actively challenge ableism by calling out your friends when they make ableist comments, share your knowledge with others, and advocate for inclusion in your community.

“What Matters combines documentary narrative with interviews to illuminate specific, timely issues, aiming to create saf...
07/14/2020
What Matters - Black Lives Matter

“What Matters combines documentary narrative with interviews to illuminate specific, timely issues, aiming to create safe dialogue to promote freedom, justice, and collective liberation.

What Matters is a salve and a safe place where we can connect, learn, think freely, and transform the world.”

#blacklivesmatter #standwithHH

What Matters combines documentary narrative with interviews to illuminate specific, timely issues, aiming to create safe dialogue to promote freedom, justice, and collective liberation. What Matters is a salve and a safe place where we can connect, learn,…

07/13/2020

Dear supporters -

Huntingdon House stands in solidarity with people of color in our organization, community, and the nation.

In response to the merciless murders of George Floyd and others - Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, State College resident Osaze Osagie, and so many more - we know we must continue to work on listening, dismantling oppressive systems, calling out racism, affirming Black lives matter, and saying their names.

Racism is a longstanding, often legalized, form of oppression. The fragility of our governmental, educational, and other societal institutions and the inadequacy of their responses to inherent, built-in racism is violently apparent.

At Huntingdon House, our mission is to provide support to any victims and survivors of domestic violence, while working toward the elimination of that abuse through education and advocacy within the community. This mission means that, by our very organizational existence, we stand against oppression and the unjust exercise of power and control.

The privilege and bias that fosters discrimination and injustice against Black people in our society comes from the same need for dominance that abusers have when they belittle, repress, and prey on their partners. They fear and dislike equality because it is a perceived loss of power, which abusers feel is their right.

Today we call for action from all the members of our Huntingdon House family to join us in condemning structural racism and its affronts to justice in the form of everyday abuses of emotional, psychological, and physical safety.

We commit to working for safety, equal access to resources, and justice for all. We commit to staying in dialogue with one another, listening to the voices who are often silenced, and expanding community outreach efforts to raise up Black voices. We commit to better educating ourselves on oppression and the state-sponsored violence experienced by people of color. We commit to advocating for policies that protect everyone and encourage you to contact your elected officials to tell them to do the same.

Over the coming months, we will be sharing resources to help you learn more about the fight to end racism. Becoming involved in local equity movements like the Central PA chapter of SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), the Pennsylvania Prison Society, or Diversity Huntingdon are opportunities.

Understanding that we will make mistakes, we will show up, be present, learn, and support those among us who have been marginalized. Whether it is through outreach to individuals, voluntarism, or financial contributions, our efforts can make a difference.

Join us. We need you.

- Huntingdon House Board and Staff

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
05/22/2020
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Communications breakdowns can hurt our partner. Swipe left to learn about behaviors that lead to poor communication and unhealthy relationships.

To all the men out there modeling healthy relationships, we need you to help us spread the word!

Start by signing the #HearMeOut challenge or learn more at https://www.pcadv.org/get-involved/engaging-men/

#domesticviolence #domesticabuse #healthyrelationships #healthymasculinity #hearmeoutdv

05/14/2020
Huntingdon House

Huntingdon House

Huntingdon House services remain available. If you need support or assistance, we can be reached 24/7 at (814) 643-1190 or (855) 366-8448 (toll free).

Josh Shapiro
05/14/2020

Josh Shapiro

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

COVID-19 has impacted many people’s mental health. I want you to know you’re #NotAlone. Not now, and not ever. Take care of your mental health. Reach out if you need to.

05/13/2020
Broad Top Area Medical Center

Broad Top Area Medical Center

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT –

The Broad Top Area Medical Center, Inc. are warning residents of what they are calling scam phone calls. A person is pretending to be calling from a credit card company and is asking victims for their personal information.

The caller ID is coming up as Broad Top Area Medical Center.

If you are a patient at the BTAMC, they already have your personal information on file and any up-dated changes will be made at your scheduled visit and will not be verifying this over the phone.

Do NOT share your personal information with anyone, specifically your bank account numbers, credit card numbers and or your social security numbers. Hang up the phone and report the call to the police.

Huntingdon County United Way
05/10/2020
Huntingdon County United Way

Huntingdon County United Way

he HCUW has established a COVID-19 Relief Fund that will provide assistance for the Huntingdon County community. Currently we are focusing on ensuring individuals and families have food. We have partnered with Sandy Ridge Market, Brenneman's Meat Market and Weis Market to provide e-vouchers to those who have experienced income loss as a a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To see if you qualify for assistance go to our website. Applications for assistance must be received by 12 pm Tuesday. E-Vouchers will be distributed every Friday. Only one application per household per week will be accepted.
https://www.huntingdonuw.org/covid-19-fund

Huntingdon County Dairy Promotion
05/08/2020

Huntingdon County Dairy Promotion

During this unprecedented time of public health recommendations urging social distancing, self-quarantine, and diligence...
05/05/2020

During this unprecedented time of public health recommendations urging social distancing, self-quarantine, and diligence in employing common-sense measures to prevent the spread of the disease, those experiencing domestic violence may face even more anxiety as well as new challenges to navigate. This will likely force victims and survivors to spend more time in close proximity with their abusers, increasing the risk to their safety and well-being during an already stressful time.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

Make a donation to Huntingdon House at http://huntingdonhouse.org/donate

Ask your friends to support Huntingdon House

Share #GiveforDV and #IsupportHH on your social media

Your gift signifies your dedication to a community without domestic violence. We are so grateful to you for your donation and ongoing support.

'Another pandemic': In Latin America, domestic abuse rises amid lockdown
05/04/2020
'Another pandemic': In Latin America, domestic abuse rises amid lockdown

'Another pandemic': In Latin America, domestic abuse rises amid lockdown

Lockdowns around Latin America are helping slow the spread of COVID-19, but are having a darker and less-intended consequence: a spike in calls to helplines suggests a rise in domestic abuse, in a region where almost 20 million women and girls suffer sexual and physical violence each year.

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
05/04/2020

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

#DidYouKnow Victims of #financialabuse lose a total of 8 million days of paid work each year. The lack of paid sick days or other job protections prevents victims and survivors from taking time off work to recover from injury, seek safety, or pursue a court case.

North Whitehall Township
05/01/2020

North Whitehall Township

We know these are trying times for everyone. Please know you are never alone.

04/22/2020
Center for Community Action

Center for Community Action

The Salvation Army of Huntingdon County will be handing out frozen meals, applesauce, muffins, fruits and more on Thursday, April 23 from 9:00 am to 2:30 PM
2514 Shadyside Ave.

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
04/22/2020

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

#DidYouKnow Victims of #financialabuse lose a total of 8 million days of paid work each year. The lack of paid sick days or other job protections prevents victims and survivors from taking time off work to recover from injury, seek safety, or pursue a court case.

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401 7th Street
Huntingdon, PA
16652

General information

Huntingdon House is an open door for survivors of Domestic Violence. We provide the following services: • 24/7 Hotline • Emergency Shelter • Transitional Housing Program • Domestic Violence Counseling • Legal Advocacy • Education Prevention • Foster-A-Pet Program All services are free and confidential.

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I was there for a bit and this place is awesome and the staff are awesome also I would choice this place again if I ever had to get the help I need. Good job guys keep up the good work.