At Heartly House, we want to engage the community as much as possible to raise awareness of sexual, dating, and domestic violence, as well as human trafficking. We believe that education is the first step towards prevention of violence and makes our community healthier and safer. To that end, we are now offering training twice a month that is free and open to the public. Register today!

The Cottage Series: Heartly House 101

This session will give participants an overview of Heartly House, our history, and our services. This training is perfect for those interested in volunteering, and for anyone who just wants to know more about what we do and who we serve.

The Cottage Series: Human Trafficking 101

This basic training will cover the following topics: What is human trafficking? What are the signs? What can you do to help? We will also discuss some common myths about human trafficking so that attendees will leave with a greater understanding and an ability to share accurate information with others in the community.

The Cottage Series: Bystander Intervention

Bystander Intervention is based on the idea that people can interrupt behaviors to prevent sexual violence. The training is designed to change social norms and encourage people to find ways to intervene. Participants will leave with an understanding of the Three Ds of Bystander Intervention and feel more empowered to act when witnessing behaviors that could lead to harassment or assault.

The Cottage Series: Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault 101

In this session you will learn the dynamics of domestic violence, red flags of abusive behavior, how the survivor might respond, and what you can do to help someone in an abusive relationship. Session also covers stalking and strangulation. Additionally, we will cover the prevalence of sexual assault, discuss rape culture and its effects on survivors and society, discuss the physical and psychological effects of sexual assault, and talk about how to support survivors of sexual violence.