Nov 9 - Dec 31, 2017

Harmony At Home

Mission

To end the cycles of violence and abuse by empowering children and young adults with the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead healthy and productive lives.

The Big Idea

Educate our community on how to respond to and prevent Bullying.

The consequences of bullying do not end in the schoolyard, but cast a shadow into adulthood. Both children who are bullied and those who bully others may have serious, long-lasting problems. A recent British study revealed that children who are bullied continue to suffer the psychological impacts decades later.

HAH is seeking to fund the expansion of our School and Community-Wide Bullying Prevention Program on the Monterey Peninsula in the 2017-2018 school-year. The funds would allow HAH to expand the program to non-school based entities in Monterey County such as libraries and community youth centers. The funding will help us to offer more community family-oriented events to help reduce bullying and create a school environment where children feel safe and treat each other with kindness – a school where all adults support children to speak about bullying, understand its consequences, and help each other walk away from bullying.

The following is a portion of a speech that a client from Harmony At Home shared with our community on Nov. 4, 2016:
“My journey with Harmony At Home began when I needed it the most. I was just starting middle school and my world was quickly falling apart even before it had started. I began slowly putting the pieces of my life together. It was like my therapist planted a seed in my brain that I desperately needed. In time, I learned tools to process trauma. I learned about the different ways to be a healthy human being.”

— Confidential Confidential, Age 20, Salinas