Halcyon Home is a non-profit, non-denominational charitable organization for battered women and their children.
What does Halycon mean?
According to the American Heritage Dictionary, a halcyon is a "fabled bird, identified with the kingfisher, that was supposed to have had the power to calm the wind and the waves while it nested on the sea during the winter solstice". During time the meaning has been modified to mean any calm, peaceful situation.
Because our mission is to help women and their children who have suffered find peace in the midst of tumultuous lives, the word "halcyon" seemed appropriate.