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Catalyst Radio: Safe Haven provides refuge for victims of domestic violence

Education and empowerment of women are methods for Safe Haven Ministries’ goal of ending domestic violence.

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

The "This is How I Feel Now" art project was created by a participant in the I Feel Better Now program.

The "This is How I Feel Now" art project was created by a participant in the I Feel Better Now program. /Safe Haven Ministries

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INTERVIEW

Safe Haven Ministries has a simple, but monumental goal to End Domestic Violence.  Through supporting victims of domestic violence with shelter services, prevention efforts through education, and empowering women, the local nonprofit is making strides to that end.

Prevention and Education Director Tara Aday is in the Catalyst Radio studio to explain some of the issues surrounding domestic violence in the current culture and preview services through Safe Haven, which also has a special focus of addressing the intersection of faith and of domestic abuse.

Aday will also talk about some upcoming events, including the Feb. 18 Cameron Blake album release concert that is a fundraiser for Safe Haven Ministries.

 

MUSIC

Michigan-made music featured in this edition of Catalyst Radio comes from Cameron Blake, whose Feb. 18 concert is a fundraiser for today’s profiled nonprofit -- Safe Haven Ministries.  It’s the song “Ultrasound.”

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