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Harbor House announces resignation of Executive Director

Amber Schroeder has served the organization since April 2020

Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs has announced the resignation of Executive Director Amber Schroeder. Schroeder has accepted a position with an international organization and will leave her current role on October 17.

Steve Murray, board chair of Harbor House, said the organization is grateful for Schroeder’s leadership in a time of transition and wishes her well in the future.

“Amber has been a strong leader in a time of great transition for Harbor House. From providing services through a pandemic to serving as interim director of Sexual Assault Crisis Center – Fox Cities and through the merge of its services with Harbor House, we are grateful for her time and dedication to the mission of the organization,” said Murray. “We are confident that she has equipped the staff and leaders of Harbor House to continue to build on this momentum and provide critical services to victims in our community.”

Harbor House has begun providing services previously offered by Sexual Assault Crisis Center of the Fox Cities and now serves victims of both domestic violence and sexual assault with 24/7 services and support. This change has also brought an opportunity to develop a new name and identity that reflects the agency’s mission to serve all people impacted by domestic and sexual abuse, lead the shift in the perception of violence, and advocate for lasting social change. The new brand identity will be announced at Shall We Dance, an event to raise awareness and funds for sexual violence services which will be held on October 15.

“Our staff is made up of incredible individuals dedicated to strengthening our community and I look forward to watching their continued success in providing hope and healing to so many,” Schroeder said.

A search committee has been formed to recruit for Schroder’s successor. While the search is under way, the current Harbor House leadership team will take on additional responsibilities throughout the transition.

About Harbor House
Since 1984, Harbor House has been committed to understanding the breadth of domestic abuse in our community and addressing the needs of affected individuals and families. In 2022, they expanded services to include addressing the needs of sexual assault victims and getting to the root of violence.

Harbor House serves all people impacted by domestic and sexual abuse, leads the shift in perception of violence and advocates for lasting social change. Through its community-wide partnerships, they work on the prevention of violence and offer safety and support to diverse families in crisis. The organization provides services to more than 1,600 children and adults in Outagamie and Calumet Counties each year.