Domestic Violence

Sampling of Hope – A Casual Food Tasting to Benefit SafeHouse Denver

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Book, Domestic Violence | 0 comments

Only 4 weeks until our inaugural Sampling of Hope event for Safehouse Denver! A lot of team energy has gone into putting this event together. Our tireless leader Shannon (Annual Giving and Events Manager) has worked her tail off. I serve on another committee and when they told us about the new event, I got excited. Anything to raise funds for our Extended Stay program. I love volunteering for causes which are part of my life journey. Let me tell you about Anna. She was a career woman I met while in shelter that couldn’t get away from her controlling boyfriend. Anna was sweet and...

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How to give grace

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Book, Domestic Violence | 1 comment

Grace is sometimes a foreign concept to me. There are times I don’t know how to give it or receive it. Lately I’ve been struggling with how to give grace to others. It’s been very hard to start this site and write chapters about my dv story and not have the support of my parents since they play a part in the story. Parents who love and want whats best for me, don’t know how to support me in the uncomfortable places. When I told them about starting a dv site with a goal of helping others, they said that’s nice. My mom told me she would never read the site or read...

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Coming back to CO and getting involved

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Domestic Violence | 1 comment

Coming back to Colorado was never in my plans. In fact I used the ‘never’ several times. All of the bad things in my life have happened here and I wanted a fresh start elsewhere. It’s so ironic that in 2012, my husband decided he wanted to move out here. We could live anywhere with our jobs and he was like ‘Why not?’ I was like ‘Why?’ So we packed up in 2012 and moved to Denver. Like other places I’ve lived after my divorce, I actively got involved in helping women at different shelters. That has been my saving grace and way of giving...

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Meet Anne and Sophie

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Domestic Violence | 0 comments

Light snow fell over the city as the Yellow Cab came to a stop at Safehouse Denver’s Emergency Shelter. A young woman and small girl stepped onto the sidewalk and into the welcoming arms of a Domestic Violence Advocate and the promise of safety inside. Anne had left her violent husband and was deeply concerned for her daughters safety. Anne and Sophie were two of the 30 residents at Safehouse over the 2013 holiday season. Anne is now working full-time and Sophie is a loving, well-adjusted kindgarten. Their story is very similar to many other women and children during the holiday...

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My Domestic Violence story

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Book, Domestic Violence, domestic violence month | 0 comments

My Domestic Violence story

It all started so innocently… Our first date was over seven hours long. Seth was easy to talk to, pleasant to be around and very charming. We started with dinner at an Italian place, then we went hiking at one of his favorite places, then saw a movie. What a romantic date… We had met a few weeks before at a college club. I had no idea that he had joined the club just to get to know me. As we talked, I realized he was really good at finance. I needed a finance tutor, so we decided I would pay him to tutor me for a couple of hours a week so I could pass the class. Weeks turned into...

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Welcome to my blog!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Domestic Violence, Welcome | 0 comments

Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my site heathervshore.com. I’m excited you dropped by to read about different subjects which are dear to me and a part of my path. The purpose of the site is to lift others up, educate women and friends about domestic violence and be a light of hope. Join me on this journey as I blog about everything from finding joy and hope to being a new wife and mother. Most importantly you will find my passion is ending domestic violence. Enjoy and please leave a comment or sign up to receive updates!

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