HAVEN offers alternatives for adults and families who need a place to go when their home is no longer a safe place. HAVEN offers a 15-bed shelter where women and children can escape crisis and plan for a future free from violence. Hotels are reserved and available for male survivors, families with boys age 18 and older, and when the shelter is at capacity. Our staff offers comprehensive services including counseling, advocacy and connections to community resources. We are dedicated to working with all survivors of abuse in a way that is respectful of their background, sexual orientation, culture and gender identity.
The primary initial point of contact between HAVEN and participants is through the crisis line. Once we get to know the participant and the situation, we can start to discuss options like shelter.
What is the shelter like?
HAVEN’s shelter is located in a residential area of Bozeman. The shelter site is confidential to maintain the anonymity and safety of participants. The shelter can hold up to 15 women and children. Our shelter is an ordinary house with a total of four bedrooms, fifteen beds, a kitchen, two bathrooms, a living/dining room, a playroom, and a counseling office. Support group is held in the counseling office of the shelter. The shelter even has a fenced backyard with a small garden. Advocates and other staff work in an office next to the shelter. This safe space is a haven of hope for the families in crisis or transition.