Community Events & Trainings
20th Annual Spring Gala Photo Gallery
October is approaching and fall is coming! With that in mind, The Haven is excited to share a month of awesome awareness-raising events and projects for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This is an opportunity to raise awareness and increase community engagement around domestic violence. By working together, we can change the attitudes and beliefs that support aggression towards women, while continuing to support survivors of domestic violence. Join us in our advocacy efforts, and don’t forget to wear purple every Thursday in October. There are other simple ways to raise awareness and show your support, consider these ideas:
1. Geaux Purple: Show your support for survivors by wearing purple. We are encouraging individuals, businesses and communities to wear purple on October 1st and every Thursday throughout the entire month of October. Post your purple photos for our Geaux campaign on Facebook or Instagram. Make sure to use the hashtag #GeauxPurple and tag @thehavenhelps in your social media posts.
2. #SurvivorSpeaks: With domestic violence awareness month comes the opportunity for us to unite and expose domestic violence. Help us unmask and amplify the voices of domestic violence survivors this October with the national campaign… #SurvivorSpeaks. Like the #MeToo movement, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) wants to destigmatize domestic violence, debunk common myths, and encourage survivors to come forward with strength and share their stories. Because when a #SurvivorSpeaks, it's powerful. To learn more, visit http://www.ncadv.org/survivorspeaks.
3. Learn More About Domestic Violence: Attend our monthly Lunch and Learn educational series. Our next event will be held on October 19th at the First United Methodist Church in Houma from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. For more information, email Melissa Williams at email@example.com.
4. Candlelight Vigils: In honor and remembrance of the lives lost to domestic violence each year, The Haven host two Candlelight Vigils. In partnership with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office and PACT Place Safe Visitation Center, a Lafourche Candlelight Vigil will be held at the Raceland Central Market on October 16th at 6:00 pm. The Terrebonne Candlelight Vigil will be held at the Courthouse Square on October 23rd at 6:00 pm. Your presence and support is important to unmasking domestic violence in our communities.
20th Annual Spring Gala Recap
Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1 (800) 915-0045
Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1 (800) 777-8868
The 20th Annual “Home Is Where The Heart Is” Spring Gala was held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center.
Residents from the surrounding area attended the memorable charity event presented by Watkins, CPA. The event raised critical funds for the agency. The evening provided an opportunity for guests to mingle, dance, sample cuisines from neighboring restaurants, bid on a variety of silent and live auction items.
The Haven truly appreciates everyone involved in making the Spring Gala a huge success. We would like to thank the Board of Directors, sponsors, restaurants, businesses, gourmet-to-go cooks, guests,
and volunteers. Without you, our work could not continue.