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This year marks our 25th Anniversary. Peace House shelter opened in 1995 when several committed grassroots groups mobilized in response to the brutal murder of Nadalee Noble at the hands of her estranged husband in a local parking lot in 1990. Over the past 25 years, Peace House has grown and expanded our services, and […]

Domestic Violence, the Shadow Pandemic

I recently attended the Stanford Criminal Justice Center Zoom panel discussion on COVID-19 and Domestic Violence. The panelists were CEO of Just Solutions Lisalyn Jacobs, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and Chair of the Domestic Violence Unit for King County Prosecutors Office David Martin and Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Journalism at American University in […]

COVID-19 Safety Measures Cause Spike in Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

UN chief calls for domestic violence ‘ceasefire’ amid ‘horrifying global surge’ Interpersonal and domestic violence has been spiking globally as countries implement Covid-19 reduction measures. Interpersonal violence dynamics are based on an imbalance of power and control in relationships. One person may dominate another through threat of physical violence to the victim, the victim’s children […]

National Crime Victims   Rights Week

2020 NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK Seek Justice | Ensure Victims’ Rights | Inspire Hope April & June Events  April 19-25, 2020 “We Stand for Victims’ Rights” Create a short video with an uplifting message of hope for victims of all crimes to remind them that they are not alone.  If you do not want […]

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Just as the crocuses, daffodils, and tulips announce spring, nonprofits, government agencies and community members plant blue and silver pinwheels to acknowledge Child Abuse Prevention month. Unfortunately, there has been a 6% rise in child abuse and neglect between 2014 and 2018. According to Prevent Child Abuse Utah, 1 in 10 children will be abused […]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

During the month of April, Peace House and other’s around the globe are raising awareness about sexual assault.  According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), between 40% and 45% of women in an abusive relationship will also be sexually assaulted.  The intersection between domestic violence and sexual assault is quite large.  In fact, […]

Peace House Updates:  In Relation to COVID-19

    Donate Now! Our team at Peace House has been working closely with multiple agencies including the Summit County Health Department, Utah Department of Human Services, the Utah State Domestic Violence Coalition and the National Network to End Domestic Violence to proactively reduce the impacts of COVID-19 in our community while supporting the safety […]

Family Resources While Socially Isolating-Keeping the Kids Engaged

Resource Suggestions from our Community  These are unprecedented times.  COVID 19, for those who are healthy, has mandated a community wide, unexpected Staycation.  Our community partners have been sharing some wonderful resources to assist with the challenges of housebound families and cultural inclusivity tips for organizations providing resources for the underserved.  Entertainment Suggestions from Wasatch […]

With the coronavirus, Peace House is adapting and modifying our services to keep staff safe and to continue to support individuals and families in crisis to escape violence and heal from the associated trauma. This includes using technology to provide some services. The best way to access any of Peace House's services is by calling our 24/7 support line at 800-647-9161 Read More
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