HAVEN’s Philosophy: A New Opportunity
To better achieve our goal to heal, to teach and to empower, HAVEN proudly showcases our new facility.
“Most shelter locations are undisclosed, or ‘hidden,’ but hidden does not automatically mean ‘safe.’ Victims of domestic violence should not have to hide from their community.”
Most shelter locations are undisclosed – or ‘hidden.’ But in reality, a hidden, supposedly unknown location does not necessarily mean ‘safe.’ Secrecy and safety are not synonymous, particularly in a community the size of Lee County. While victims of domestic violence do need a safe and secure refuge from their victimizers, they should not have to hide from their community, fearing stigma or shame.
Our approach empowers the victims and represents an opportunity for our community to be a leader in the fight against domestic violence.
Located at the corner of Horner Boulevard and Bracken Street, our facility consolidates HAVEN’s shelter and offices into one secure, well-equipped, efficient facility. Our one location offers a more efficient use of staff and funding. We now have fewer victims being referred to other organizations in other counties, as has often been the case in the past. We now have more room to shelter clients and the facility is able to offer more comprehensive services available under one roof.
Thanks to Federal Recovery Act funding and grants from other sources – as well as support from the community – victims of domestic violence and sexual assault have an enhanced, functionally efficient, healthy place to seek safety and on-going assistance.
HAVEN’s Shelter and Office Facility
10, 000 square feet, 29 beds
Secure outdoor play space in courtyard
Laundry and kitchen facilities
Separate office and shelter space
Meeting rooms for support groups
Offices for counseling
24-hour crisis intervention
24-hour staff on-site