One woman. One horse. 48 states for Domestic Violence Awareness

Check back often for the latest updates and stories from Meredith and Apollo as they journey 10,000 miles on a four year ride around the USA.

Have Horse Will Travel podcast (S1E14): Where are we going next?

The big question of the moment – and, honestly, at any point in the ride – is where have we been and where are we going? (Yes, I know that’s two questions). 

With the uncertainties of travel restrictions and safety during this COVID-19 epidemic, that question is more relevant than ever.  In this episode, I’ll give you a brief rundown of where we’ve been, what’s left to cover on the route, and what the plans are going forward from here.

Plus, special guest Lisa of Willow Domestic Violence Center joins us for a very informative conversation about domestic violence, including useful advice on talking with teens, helping victims, and fun ways you can help end DV in your community.

Listen weekly as Meredith and Apollo share about their multi-year 48-state journey (The Centauride), talk with interesting guests, and discuss the realities of domestic abuse.

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What to Listen For:

00:25 Introduction to the episode
01:42 have you been on my website
02:29 the original 2020 plan and how Coronavirus has affected this
03:41 where we have already been
04:45 where we still have left to ride
06:02 how Apollo and I will get home at the end and what we’ll do next
07:27 what I’m most looking forward to seeing in the remainder of our ride
10:01 spread the word, help me find local hosts and helpers!
11:17 welcome guest Lisa
12:09 Willow’s many wonderful services
18:43 knowing what healthy vs unhealthy relationships look like... before unhealthy becomes dangerous
20:49 how to talk to teens about dating violence, effectively
24:08 how to help someone you’re worried about
26:21 how to help end domestic violence in your community
31:29 you are not alone
31:44 Conclusion
32:42 End of episode

About our Guest: Lisa of Willow Domestic Violence Center

Willow is the licensed residential and non-residential Domestic Violence Provider in Monroe County, New York. We have a variety of services including: a 24/7 hotline/textline, emergency shelter, court advocacy services, counseling, prevention education and training, mobile advocacy, human trafficking prevention, etc. Willow is focused on being survivor centered and using a trauma informed approach in everything we do.
For 13 years prior to being at Willow I worked in Higher Education in Monroe County. My role for most of those years was the person on campus who dealt with student behavior (for lack of a better comparison, a campus judge). So, I was talking with students every day about things like substance use/abuse, vandalism, assault, arson, rape, dating violence, stalking, disruptive community behavior, and general college student tom foolery. I was the primary person on campus who students came to speak with when something happened to them in the sexual assault and dating violence realm and was also doing all the training, policy writing and implementation across campus. When the position became open at Willow, I jumped at the chance to be on the other end of the spectrum of the issue talking about prevention and support rather than the back end talking about and doling out all the consequences. It's been an amazing change, this is an amazing organization!
Willow’s help numbers (call from anywhere!)
    Hotline 585-222-7233
    Text line 585-348-7233

Other domestic violence resources:

National Domestic Violence Hotline or call 1−800−799−7233  

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