Haven House is a program supporting victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse. Haven House is committed to assisting victims and survivors of domestic violence with a multitude of services. Assistance is designed to empower victims and their families to become survivors and live free from abuse. Haven House provides an array of support through a 24-hour crisis line, safe shelter, outreach services, court advocacy, counseling, and referrals to community partners while promoting awareness and education to help break the cycle of abuse.
Established in 1985, Haven House has been serving victims and survivors of domestic violence for over 35 years in Vicksburg and surrounding areas. Haven House is a United Way Agency. Haven House is also a certified shelter and an active member of the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence (MCADV).
Primary service areas include Warren, Sharkey, Issaquena, and Yazoo counties and secondary service areas include Hinds, Madison, Rankin, and Simpson Counties as secondary service area. However, Haven House also fills in gaps of service where needed in the State of Mississippi as well as other areas, in close proximity, or in coordination with other shelters for safety reasons.
Domestic violence involves a pattern of control through intentional, repeated acts which cause physical or emotional harm by a current or previous intimate partner or a family member sharing a household. Abuse may be physical, emotional/psychological, verbal, sexual, and /or financial. Abusive behaviors can range from calling a partner names to hitting, strangling, or even killing a partner (see warning signs). Abuse often in increases in intensity over time (See the cycle of abuse). Domestic violence affects all populations regardless of age, culture, or socioeconomic status.
Domestic Abuse Follows a Pattern
What to Do
If you suspect that someone you know is being abused, speak up!