FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              FOR MORE INFORMATION         Amanda Burdette 330-476-6056


Area Nonprofits Celebrate Families at October 27th Event


October 11, 2018 Carrollton, Ohio – Harbor Point Domestic Violence Shelter is teaming up with Harbor House DV Shelter, COMPASS, and STEAM Centers of Tuscarawas County, to honor local families who have suffered the effects of domestic violence.

A Fall Family Fun Fest will be held at Carroll Hills School on October 27, 2018 from 11am to 2pm. The school is located at 2167 Kensington Rd NE in Carrollton, Ohio.

This event will bring families together to relax and enjoy many activities while celebrating those who have survived challenging situations. This year’s festival will feature a talk from a domestic violence survivor who will share her inspirational story of survival and hope.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month was first Observed in 1987 and has focused on:

  • Mourning those who have died because of domestic violence
  • Celebrating those who have survived
  • Connecting with those who work to end violence

This year’s theme centers around a unified message #1Thing.  Change can start with only #1Thing meaning one person’s actions may seem insignificant, but together a communities’ collective #1Things can lead to real social transformation.

This year’s event offers families and guests fun activities including, STEAM Center’s pop up museum, face painting, pumpkin painting, corn hole and a selfie booth. Guests can enjoy free refreshments and can win great raffle prizes and enter a 50/50 drawing.

For more information, contact shelter manager, Amanda Burdette at 330-476-6056 or

About Harbor Point Domestic Violence Shelter

Harbor Point Domestic Violence Shelter is a division of Personal and Family Counseling Services, an OhioGuidestone organization and a member of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network. The shelter opened in December 2017 to meet the needs of survivors of abuse in Carroll County. They have provided 2,233 nights of safe shelter to 38 adults and 45 kids since opening their doors. Harbor Point practices family preservation and has sheltered 5 dogs and 1 cat with their families. Harbor Point provides a full range of services for survivors, including counseling, case management, advocacy, education, and assistance in meeting basic living needs through grants and community donations. The shelter can be reached through their 24-hour hotline at 330-476-6056.


Amanda Burdette, Manager

Harbor Point Domestic Violence Shelter


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