May 2019 - Greenville, MS Volume 3
Voices Making a Difference - Newsletter
Mother’s Day is a time to recognize mothers for the immeasurable contributions they make every day to better our world.

Whether you are a mother , have a mother or know a mother who has impacted your life, you are aware of the many amazing qualities that the finest mothers possess – kindness, self-sacrifice, strength, generosity, courage, love, humor, selflessness, bravery and so much more.

This mother's day, give the gift of love through a generous donation to help heal victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
In the United States, 1 in 4 women has been a victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in her lifetime.
Thank you for
your support!!!
On April 15, 2019, the Leflore County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) hosted their first Awareness program.
SART Program

Top left: Carol Lispey (MVSU), Melaine Stewart (MSCASA), Mary J. Fluker (Greenwood Hospital), S harlotta Sharp (MSCASA)

Top right: Sharlotta Sharp (MSCASA), Alex Granderson & Redell Quinn (Leflore Cty Sheriff's Dept.), Webster Nuel (Greenwood PD), Melaine Stewart (MSCASA), Tammie Hudson (MVSU/Campus Violence Prevention Program)

Bottom left: Ruby Johnson ( Our House, Inc.), Ebony Newman, (Delta Health Alliance), Alex Granderson (Leflore Cty Sheriff's Dept.), Felecia Thomas (Our House, Inc.)
To end domestic violence and sexual assault, we all need to be part of the solution. Educating yourself and others, helping a friend who is being abused, speaking up, and being an engaged bystander are all examples of things you can do to help.

Talking about these issues openly will help end the shame and stigma that domestic violence and sexual assault survivors are burdened with. The next time you’re in a room with 6 people, think about this:

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience violence from their partners in their lifetimes.
  • 1 in 3 teens experience sexual or physical abuse or threats from a boyfriend or girlfriend in one year.
  • 1 in 5 women are survivors of rape.
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men have experienced sexual violence in their lives.
  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men were sexually abused before the age of 18.
Our Healthy Relationship Director, Mrs. Felecia Thomas, teaching at a local middle school on the importance of self-care and maintaining healthy relationships.
Our House, Inc.
662-334-6873 office * 662-332-5683 hotline | *
A proud agency of United Way -
Bolivar & Washington Counties
VISION STATEMENT: A world free of interpersonal violence.

MISSION STATEMENT: To lead, empower and inspire change by eliminating domestic violence and sexual violence through intervention, prevention, prosecution, victim protection and sustainable restoration in rural communities; and, to enhance the lives of survivors of interpersonal violence by providing services that meet the psychological, spiritual and cultural needs of those we serve.
Click here to sign up and volunteer!

 Thank you for your continuous support in helping Our House, Inc. to provide intervention and prevention services in the area of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and dating violence.

Dr. Patricia Ann Davenport, CEO