THE HAVEN MISSION
Helping people heal from abuse as we work to end domestic violence and sexual assault through community, education, intervention, and primary prevention.
Safe and free room and board for women, men and their children as they leave abusive situations and seek long-term housing and healing.
Counseling, on-site accompaniment and support for you and your family as you navigate through crisis and proceedings.
Our crisis team is always available by phone 24/7/365 for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Call, we are here to help you.
We also provide bilingual support and advocacy for case management, court proceedings, compensation claims, peer support and much more.
WHO WE ARE
HAVEN is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization committed to providing safety to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault. Supported by state and federal grants, United Way of Lee County, foundations, and the generosity of community members, churches, civic organizations, small businesses and large corporations, HAVEN works with partner organizations to help create violence-free relationships and a violence-free community. HAVEN is the only confidential violence prevention/sexual assault program and shelter serving all of Lee County. Originally incorporated in October, 1987 as The Lee County Family and Rape Crisis Center, HAVEN in Lee County came into existence when Articles of Amendment were approved by the Secretary of State in September, 1995.
“My confidence, self-esteem, and personality got beaten out of me. There was no light at the end of the tunnel. Or, so I thought…”
“They gave us food, clothing and a safe place to stay. — There were even school supplies for my kids”
“The world is brighter and happier place for me and my children. So take heart. There is a way out.”