DVAM Feature: Hospital Response Volunteer LeAnna

LeAnna started training as a Hospital Response volunteer with Firefly’s Survivor Advocacy team in late January. She takes several shifts per month being on-call to six local hospitals. As Marion County’s Rape Crisis Center, Firefly has advocates like LeAnna...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Gaslighting & Love Bombing

Gaslighting and love bombing have gained attention on social media recently. In light of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we kindly invite you to take the time to familiarize yourself with these terms, as recognizing such forms of abuse may not always be...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: DV does NOT discriminate

October was first declared as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 1989. Since then, October has been a time to acknowledge and be a voice for survivors.  Domestic Violence does NOT discriminate. It affects… 1/4 women  1/7 men  43.8% of lesbian women...

Foster Care Spotlight: Doris

  Doris always wanted to pursue fostering and adoption. In 1994, after marrying her late husband who was deaf, adoption was their first choice before a natural pregnancy. Though Doris and her husband’s mission was to adopt deaf children, there was always the...