The Heber Valley Rotary Club launched their food drive for the Peace House, by taking a tour of their new campus on Wednesday, July 17th. On Saturday, July 20th, Rotarians were out in full force at Smith’s, Lee’s, Walmart, and Ridley’s asking our community to donate non-perishable food for the Peace House. Their food drive will continue until July 31st, so if you were not able to participate that day and would still like to donate, please contact Rotary president, Stacey MacKay at 801-360-8255 directly.
Peace House is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to ending domestic abuse. Peace House empowers, educates, supports and shelters victims of family violence and abuse. By building the new campus and expanding services, they will provide a continuum of care for victims and their children to seek safety and work towards healing and independence. The new facility will provide life-saving and life-changing support and help those affected by abuse not only survive, but thrive!
- 8 emergency shelter units that will provide a warm, welcoming landing spot for those fleeing abuse, an essential service for those in crisis
- Clinical therapy support services provide counseling and case management for residents and non-residents experiencing the effects of abuse
- Prevention and awareness providing our children with the tools to create and recognize healthy relationships and educating our community about the signs and symptoms of abuse
- Outreach services, engaging victims to increase safety, prevent violence, strengthen, encourage, and support them
- 12 transitional housing units will provide victims and their families a safe, comfortable, and secure place to rebuild their lives
- Licensed childcare center to let kids be kids, allowing parents to work and heal while their children participate in therapeutic play and enrichment activities
- Multiple community gathering spaces offer room for support classes, safe interactions, and fun activities to lift the spirits of families; Outdoor Courtyard offers a private and secure place to reflect and take in the outdoors; Peace Room creates a safe place for victims to clear their mind, reflect, and find hope and confidence for the future
Peace House serves Summit and Wasatch counties and provides outreach services in Coalville, Heber City, Kamas and Park City, Utah. Last year, 40% of those served and supported were from Wasatch County. Our community needs to be supportive and help the Peace House as much as possible as it will only help our community be stronger.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call their confidential 24-hour crisis Helpline. Peace House will help. 800-647-9161