The Mission of Haven House is to help abused women and their children on their way towards a life free of violence by providing a safe haven for them. This includes counseling services for women and their children in residence; follow-up support services for former residents, and counseling for community clients who are not residents of the shelter. Haven House also strives to educate the public about domestic violence and advocate for the needs of battered women with makers for public policy.
Haven House was founded in 1964 by a local Alcoholics Anonymous group to shelter families of violent alcoholics, making it the first program of its kind in the Country. Almost immediately it became the model for similar facilities across the nation and is now a leading advocate for abused women. Haven House pioneered the first counseling programs for adults and children in shelters, first shelter follow-up program, and the first police training by a shelter; and has been active in advising newer shelters and other domestic violence programs nationally and internationally.
Trained bilingual staff operates a 24-Hour emergency Hotline providing crisis intervention, information, and referrals. Our residential program is a 45 day crisis shelter providing 36 beds to victims of domestic violence. We have a children’s program dedicated to supporting male and female children from birth to 18 years of age through counseling, education and art therapy. Our two phase outreach program provides on-going services for former residents, community clients, and teens through transitional housing support, legal advocacy and educational presentations.
Our goal to end domestic violence needs the assistance of concerned individuals who want to make a difference in their community. You can help us put a stop to domestic violence. If you would like to support our programs and services, please consider becoming a volunteer or making a secure online donation….You can make a difference!
Thank you for your generosity!!