Who We Are

Helping people heal from abuse as we work to end domestic violence and sexual assault through community, education, intervention, and primary prevention.

About us

HAVEN is a non-profit 501 (c ) (3) organization committed to providing safety to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault. Supported by state and federal grants, United Way of Lee County, foundations, and the generosity of community members, churches, civic organizations, small businesses and large corporations, HAVEN works with partner organizations to help create violence-free relationships and a violence-free community. HAVEN is the only confidential violence prevention/sexual assault program and shelter serving all of Lee County. Originally incorporated in October, 1987 as The Lee County Family and Rape Crisis Center, HAVEN in Lee County came into existence when Articles of Amendment were approved by the Secretary of State in September, 1995.
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We continue our services today to a varied range of clients of all ages, ethnicities and genders. For more information, visit our Latest Statistics page.
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HAVEN: More Than Just A Building

Safe and free room and board for up to 90 days for women and their children as they leave violent homes and seek long-term housing

for HAVEN adult and child clients, individual sessions and academic support for children

helping clients through the often difficult legal processes of filing for protective orders and sometimes criminal charges

referrals and case management

support and 24-hour crisis intervention

Presentations: HAVEN representatives can come speak to civic groups and clubs or present at health and volunteer fairs about our organization.

At left is a photo of the HAVEN spread at a recent United Way of Lee County Agency Fair at Central Carolina Hospital. We would love to come to your event and share more about what we do at HAVEN.


Volunteer Training: Through our 40-hour volunteer classes, we can help those interested in helping us serve in a number of ways. We can always use assistance with administrative duties and sitting at our front desk, or, for more commitment, volunteers in our shelter and court advocacy roles.


Yearly Vigils: Each year, we hold a vigil remembering victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in North Carolina. Community representatives and HAVEN board members read the names of victims and candles are lit. To the right is a photo from the most recent vigil, held in October 2018 at Central Carolina Community College.

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