HAVEN HOUSE

WHO WE ARE:

Haven House is a shelter for women who are suffering from domestic violence or abuse.

What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence occurs when a person in an intimate relationship tries to control the other person.
What are the Signs of Domestic Violence?
There are many signs of an abusive relationship.
What Are the Types of Abuse?
Abuse can be physical, emotional, and verbal.
Domestic Abuse Follows a Pattern
Domestic abuse falls into a common pattern, or cycle of violence.
What to Do

If you suspect that someone you know is being abused, speak up!

The Behavior of the Abuser
Despite what many people believe, domestic violence and abuse is not due to the abuser’s loss of control over his or her behavior.

What are the Warning Signs

It’s impossible to know with certainty what goes on behind closed doors, but there are some telltale signs and symptoms of emotional abuse and domestic violence..
Haven House is dedicated to bringing hope and new beginnings to victims of domestic violence and their children. We want to make a difference and show people it is never too late to break they cycle of abuse and get your life back!

Short Term Measures

Short-term measures consist of assistance programs that protect the individual woman who has been abused. It focuses on the critical period after a woman leaves her home, providing her with food, shelter, and guidance. This is the period when a woman is most at-risk to returning to her abusive partner.

Long Term Measures

Long-term measures seek to educate the public on the signs of domestic violence. It also focuses on informing people how and when to seek help. It  empowers the victim to re-establish her life without violence through crisis intervention and emotional support groups.

Safety Plan

If you are in an abusive relationship, it is important to have a safety plan. If an argument occurs, think of a safe place to go. Try to avoid rooms with no windows or weapons. Have a list of people to contact and keep change on you at all times. Also have a code word to use with family or friends in case an emergency arises.

Protect Your Identity

Your abuser may use your personal information to control you. In order to protect your identity it may be necessary to relocate, change your phone number, enroll in the address confidentiality program, receive mail through a P.O. Box, protect your social security number, check credit report often, and never give out personal information over the phone or internet unless you know the person.

Important Documents

If you leave the relationship or are thinking of leaving, you should take important papers and documents with you to enable you to apply for benefits or take legal action. Important documents include your social security card, birth certificates, tax returns, bank statements, insurance policies, etc.