Our mission and values

HAVEN began serving clients in 1979. Over the past 30 years we have maintained our commitment to assisting survivors of domestic abuse through intervention and prevention programs.

Our Vision

We envision a community knowledgeable about domestic abuse, fully engaged and committed to the safety and well-being of its members.

Our Mission

HAVEN is committed to reducing the incidence and minimizing the impact of domestic abuse on families and communities. We provide emergency shelter, crisis intervention, on-going support, referrals, and education.

Our Values

  • We believe our community should support every individual’s right to a safe home environment.
  • We believe individuals have the right to self-determination and respect.
  • We believe a community promoting equality and individual empowerment will be free of abuse.
  • We believe what an individual says about her or his experience is true.
  • We believe we are accountable to the survivors and their participation in the organization is essential.
  • We believe the manner in which we work toward our goals is as important as realizing them, and therefore are committed to empowering and liberating ways of working together.
  • We believe education and understanding are vital to individual and community change.
  • We believe in order to have peace in the world; there must be peace in the home.

Our Services

  • Emergency shelter
  • 24 hour crisis line
  • Legal advocacy
  • Adult support group
  • Children’s support group
  • Individual counseling
  • Community education