The Haven is a charity that supports women and their children vulnerable to domestic abuse and homelessness through a range of wrap-around support. Many women are forced to flee their homes at a moment’s notice for their own safety; this can be incredibly traumatising and distressing for both women and children and so The Haven is there as a beacon of hope, ensuring no woman is alone and that she can access vital support tailored to her and her children’s needs.
The services The Haven offer give women and children somewhere safe, warm and welcoming where they can come to terms with the trauma they have experienced, and develop the skills and confidence to take the next step on their journey away from abuse, towards a better future. The Haven have a range of communal refuges and dispersed safe housing that support 67 women and 100 children at any one time. They also provide a range of other practical and emotional support services including a community outreach team that works with an additional 100 families, a 24-hour staffed helpline, a live chat facility, criminal justice support, counselling, dedicated children’s services, benefits advice, debt relief support, and resettlement programmes. Every service offered is vital and helps women and children to recover, rebuild broken bonds between one another and to rebuild their lives free from the trauma of abuse.