Provide a snack or treat for our Children's Group, hosted Monday-Thursday in the afternoon hours.
2. Adopt-a-Family Christmas Gift Program
One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Women are abused emotionally, financially, and physically in many of these situations. Abusers create an environment of fear and intimidation using verbal threats and physical violence, as well as controlling the financial resources. This makes it very difficult for anyone being abused to flee. The Haven helps women break free from their horrid conditions and offers an environment that helps them stay safe.
Having somewhere safe to hide from their abuser is VERY vital to women and children who are being abused. Many times, women leave quickly with their children while their partner is away. They take nothing more than the clothes on their backs in their desperate attempt to get away before being seen. While at The Haven they are provided food, shelter, clothing, and victim assistance. The annual Give Thanks for Your Safe Home Supply Drive collects supplies used by The Haven daily to make survivors feel welcomed, safe, and cared for.
Donate clothing that you are no longer wearing.
Adopt a family at Christmas time.
Prepare a meal for the women and children staying in our shelter.
Below is a list of suggested items that you, your group, or business can collect during the annual drive period:
There are many ways in which you can provide support and assistance for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. Here are just a few examples!
Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1 (800) 915-0045
Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1 (800) 777-8868
The following items are always needed at The Haven's emergency shelter:
Paper Products (Toilet Paper, Tissue, Paper Towels, etc.)
Laundry Detergent (Must be HE)
Women's and Children's Underwear (Variety of Sizes)
Organize a donation drive at your work, church or with your family.
Provide a snack or treat for our Trauma Groups, hosted on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
This program provides Christmas presents to families that are currently receiving services through The Haven. All families live below the poverty level and have no other means to provide Christmas gifts to their children. We cannot express how grateful the families are to receive such generosity from our community. Persons wishing to participate are provided with a Christmas wish list of each family member. The wish list is an idea of what each family member would love to see under the tree this year.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Julie Pellegrin at 985.872.0757 or email at Julie@havenhelps.org.
If you have a volunteer project in mind but do not see it listed, please let us know! We welcome all of your gifts, talents and time to help us provide quality, heart-felt services to the community. Contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your volunteer or donation ideas.
You can provide a helping-hand year-round!
Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season!
Show your support at any one of our local events!
1. Annual Give Thanks for Your Safe Home Drive
To take part in the collection drive, please contact Kimberly Clement at 985-438-1238 or by email at Kimberly@havenhelps.org.