To better achieve our goal to heal, to teach and to empower, HAVEN proudly showcases our facility.
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.
Located at the corner of Horner Boulevard and Bracken Street, our facility consolidates HAVEN’s shelter and offices into one secure, well-equipped and 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.
During fiscal year 2017-2018, the shelter served 204 people and was filled to capacity 45 days.
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
- State-of-the-art security
- Secure outdoor play space in courtyard
- Inner courtyard
- Laundry and kitchen facilities
- Separate office and shelter space
- Central location
- Meeting rooms for support groups
- Offices for counseling
- Technology supported
- 24-hour crisis intervention
- 24-hour staff on-site