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Programs & Services

Programs & Services

Safe Haven Foundation operates as a fully-functioning organization with the facilities to care for and house female survivors of domestic abuse and their underage children. As part of those facilities, residents are treated as independent members of a smaller community, and are provided with meals and housing. The programs and services of Safe Haven include:

The hotline is a phone service available 24 hours a day for crisis management, safety planning and referral paths. The hotline also offers survivors a confidential listening ear whenever needed.

Safe Chat is available via our Facebook Like Page from 9:00AM to 5:00PM daily for questions, comments or concerns, and as a means to contact someone at Safe Haven.

Residents are assisted with finding employment and other forms of aid, and can expect to receive guidance with obtaining health insurance, housing, education, childcare assistance and other basic essentials. The following services are provided to survivors of domestic violence residing at the Safe Haven shelter:

Case management

Case managers are assigned to provide advice, figure out what kind of help is needed, help locate the right services, create care plans and keep an eye on the overall wellbeing of residents. A case manager may perform intake interviews and will monitor the survivor for a better understanding of her needs, and also work with other human service providers.

Information and referrals

Each resident has access to Safe Haven Foundation’s network of information and assistance, and can be referred to specialists based on specific situations.

Crisis counseling

The purpose of crisis counseling is to help survivors deal with the immediate aftermath of a crisis situation and, with the assistance of a mental care professional, lessen the emotional pain of domestic and intimate partner violence. It also provides emotional support to ensure the safety of persons in crisis, and helps develop a specific plan for coping with the situation. 

Mental health therapy/ Counseling

Survivors require different types of support to get out of an abusive situation, and ultimately overcome the trauma and emotional weight that accompany domestic violence. Mental health counselors help survivors to manage and overcome domestic violence, as the healing process can be unpredictable and takes time.

Life coaching

Coaching is a form of development targeted at self-esteem building for the achievement of specific personal or professional goals by providing training and guidance. Life skills building through coaching is important to survivors, as it contributes to providing practical, emotional, social and self-management skills that equip survivors with increased confidence and self-esteem to effectively deal with the demands and challenges of life.

Temporary childcare

Safe Haven Foundation takes a hands-on approach in ensuring its members can pursue the necessary actions to regain self-sufficiency. Parents who enter the shelter are provided childcare during work hours. Arts and crafts, and tutoring ensure children are engaged in activities that stimulate their cognitive development. 

Workshops

Safe Haven workshops consist of 14 sessions designed to promote self-esteem, confidence, assertiveness and learning to set boundaries. Upon completion of the first workshop, participants may enroll in workshops specifically geared towards identifying abusive relationship patterns and creating healthy relationships.

Legal counseling

A large part of being an independent member of society, free from the oppression of an abusive relationship, is knowing one’s rights. Safe Haven Foundation provides a bridge between survivors and organizations that offer legal information and advice.

Safe Haven is committed to being a part of the community and spreading information about our services as well as providing information and dispelling any misinformation about domestic and intimate partner violence. The foundation hosts public education activities, fundraisings as well as other activities that may benefit the island as a whole.

These services are provided to survivors seeking assistance, but are not quite ready to leave their abusive partner or are living independently and are struggling with the aftermath of systemic abuse.

Safety planning

A Safety Plan allows someone experiencing domestic abuse to plan their steps of escape. Planning is a crucial step, in that it helps to minimize the risk of fatal danger when escaping harmful environments. Leaving can be dangerous as the abusive partner will feel that they are losing power and control. That’s why it is essential to have a plan in place to protect yourself and your children.

Case management

Case managers are assigned to provide advice, figure out what kind of help is needed, help locate the right services and keep an eye on the overall wellbeing of individuals. A case manager may will monitor the survivor for a better understanding of her needs, and also work with other human service providers.

Information and referrals

Every survivor, whether residing at the shelter or not, has access to the Safe Haven Foundation network of information and assistance, even if they do not live in the Safe Haven Home. They can be referred to specialists based on their particular situations.

Life coaching

Coaching is a form of development targeted at self-esteem building for the achievement of specific personal or professional goals by providing training and guidance. Life skills building through coaching is important to survivors, as it contributes to providing practical, emotional, social and self-management skills that equip survivors with increased confidence and self-esteem to effectively deal with the demands and challenges of life.

Workshops

Safe Haven workshops consist of 14 sessions designed to promote self-esteem, confidence, assertiveness and learning to set boundaries. Upon completion of the first workshop, participants may enroll in workshops specifically geared towards identifying abusive relationship patterns and creating healthy relationships.

Housing and employment assistance

Safe Haven Foundation provides the service of helping survivors find housing accommodation to start life anew, and employment to live an independent life.

Mental health therapy/ Counseling

Survivors require different types of support to get out of an abusive situation, and ultimately overcome the trauma and emotional weight that accompany domestic violence. Mental health counselors help survivors to manage and overcome domestic violence, as the healing process can be unpredictable and takes time.

Legal counseling

A large part of being an independent member of society, free from the oppression of an abusive relationship, is knowing one’s rights. Safe Haven Foundation provides a bridge between survivors and organizations that offer legal information and advice.