Annual Report 2017

An open door for survivors of domestic violence

Annual Report 2017

  A Message from the Executive Director:

Fiscal year 2016-2017 was the 31st year of service provision at Huntingdon House.  During the year we continued to provide survivor centered services to survivors of domestic violence.  Our focus is on providing support for survivors, as they navigate all of the very difficult decisions they face.  We understand that survivors need to be in control of their lives, and make their own decisions about how they will move forward.  As advocates, we function as a resource to a survivor, as they design their goals and identify needed resources.  Advocates also work within all County systems to better ensure that barriers to safety are addressed.  Our priorities for advocacy are to prioritize survivor safety and perpetrator accountability.

As I near the end of my fourth year as the Executive Director at Huntingdon House, I am increasingly grateful to have had the opportunity to work with this organization, in this Community.  The dedicated staff, and board of Huntingdon House are committed to increasing the possibilities for accessing safety for all survivors.  Huntingdon House is devoted to a complex understanding of safety, including full inclusion for all survivors, with respect for sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, race or culture.  The Community of Huntingdon County is forever generous to us, and the people we serve.  Without the financial, social, volunteer and spiritual support of the folks of Huntingdon County, we would not be able to maintain our services.  Thank you, to all of you, for continuing to be an integral part of our team.

Respectfully submitted by:

Jean Riddle Collins, Executive Director

Video created by:

Nicole Houck, Assistant Executive Director