Family Haven has a safe and confidential shelter for women and children who need an emergency place to live due to domestic violence, domestic abuse or family violence or abuse.
The shelter is accessed with the help and support of the county sheriff or local police departments. the local law enforcement routinely check on the location to ensure a safe environment for you and your children.
A space where women and their children can stay for up to 90 days when the decision to leave their domestic violence situation is made or when in an emergency situation and they have chosen to escape.
The Family Haven domestic violence shelter is supported through community giving, grants and other funding so that the temporary residents can stay at no charge while they work with the Family Haven Team to create their next steps plan. Plan the work and work the plan!
No. Because of the need for confidentiality the location must remain anonymous.
Once you arrive at Family Haven you will be greeted by an advocate that will do some initial intake paperwork. They will show you around the facility, help you get settled in your room, take care of any immediate needs. Within 72 hours of arrival you will meet with the assigned caseworker that will help you start the journey to a life without violence.
We require all of the women to understand and follow the rules of the shelter and you will be asked to sign that you will follow rules that have been put in place to maintain that safe space. An example of some of the rules are:
Based upon the situation you and your children may be asked to leave the shelter. We never want this to happen. We want this to be a safe and welcoming space where we all work together for the benefit of each other.
We have services and a community to allow you to be successful on your journey. Our services include: