We are raising money to buy hand drums for Harbour House. These drums will be used with children's support groups and women in residence. The power of the drum is to bring one back to oneself, in the shared heartbeat of the circle.
Harbour House is a fifteen-bed transition house for women and their dependent children leaving situations of violence. We provide a safe space, counseling, advocacy, appropriate referrals, and care. We also have outreach offices in nine locations and a team which goes into schools to present topics including healthy relationships, boundaries, bullying and respect, and two support groups every week.
We are piloting a program for children 8 - 12 years who have experienced violence in the home. This will be off-site, using masks and drums as healing tools.