Mission: The mission of grammy's house is to liberate all families from fear and violence. Grammy's house seeks to provide a safe environment assisting in the advocacy, education, and empowerment of victims and child-witness victims of domestic violence. Grammy's house strives to educate the community-at-large about the effects of domestic violence on adults and children. Our philosophy is to build on the premise that all of our clients are unique individuals with great potential for health, well-being, fulfillment, and life free from domestic violence. It is a fundamental value of victim advocacy that we treat people exactly as we would want a beloved member of our family, a friend, or ourselves, to be treated.
Programs: 24 hour domestic violence shelter services: grammy's house served 138 new adults and 86 new children (excluding returning clients) who were victims of domestic violence. With 19 beds, grammy's house provided a total of 4,440 shelter bed nights and fed 11,246 meals to families in the shelter.
"love and logic"-parenting classes: these parenting classes utilize curriculum from the love and logic institute. These classes are taught weekly by an experienced facilitator and are ongoing year-round. This method teaches parents skills enabling thinking beyond the ideas of repressive discipline in which many have been raised. A total of 143 clients were serviced in the fiscal year ended june 30, 2015.
puppets are lifesavers (pals): this program is focused on reducing, preventing, and potentially reversing domestic violence and other forms of violence by starting with youth. The pals program is available to any school or organization that works with children between the ages 5-12. The available presentation include: domestic violence, bullying, personal space, and drug awareness. They served a total of 1,025 clients in the fiscal year ended june 30, 2015.