We are proud to share about an event that took place this past Saturday with Move Mountains at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe to honor survivors of domestic abuse and commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month. 

Move Mountains brought together Mother Jane Burkhart and Daughter Lizzie Harbin, who shared their story on healing from domestic violence and abuse. Domestic abuse affects individuals and families in profound ways, leaving lasting scars on both the body and the mind.  

Sierra Community House knows this story well and is proud to offer a comprehensive range of services designed to support survivors every step of the way. Our dedicated team provides a safe and nurturing environment where survivors can access essential resources, including counseling, advocacy, legal assistance, and emergency shelter. 

The event began with a quick breath work session led by Shelby Hart, to prepare the attendees for the speakers’ conversations. She also made beautiful Mother’s Day flower vases that were available for purchase.  Jane then opened the conversation by saying “When my daughter asked me if I wanted to speak about this, I told her I had to think about it. It’s very personal.”

The mother and daughter exchanged moments of courage and vulnerability on stage with Move Mountains president Charlie White. The conversation highlighted the importance of mental health, healing, and supporting survivors. 

We want to thank Move Mountains for coordinating this event and celebrating survivors like Jane Burkhart and Lizzie Harbin. Together, we can create a future where every individual feels safe, supported, and empowered to live their lives to the fullest. 

As a friendly reminder, Sierra Community House has a 24-hour Helpline that can be reached at 800-736-1060.