Halcyon Home is a non-profit, non-denominational charitable organization for battered women and their childrenwhose mission is to: provide safe shelter and support services for victims of domestic violence, their children, and survivors of sexual assault; promote community awareness and education to help prevent and break the cycle of violence; provide an environment of encouragement, compassion, and support for all those we service.
What Does "Halcyon" 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.