The Haven is committed to eliminating all types of intimate partner violence and sexual assault within the Northern Neck and Essex County.
The Haven’s primary focus is to provide advocacy and shelter for individuals who experience intimate partner violence and sexual violence as well as provide support services to individuals and their families.
The Haven seeks to enhance public awareness of intimate partner violence and sexual assault through community outreach and education and to bring about change.
1. All persons deserve to be treated with respect.
2. No one deserves to be abused.
3. Individuals who experience intimate partner violence and sexual assault have a voice and should be encouraged to speak out against the violence.
4. As representatives of The Haven, we have a responsibility to….
understand the effects of trauma on those who experience sexual and intimate partner violence and provide services that are based on that knowledge.
empower those who have experienced such violence to make their own choices by educating them about the dynamics of intimate partner violence and sexual assault and by presenting them with all options available to them.
recognize and respond to the needs of our community.
cooperate with other public and private service providers, while always maintaining our positions as advocates for those who have experienced such violence.
educate youth and to provide assistance to the children who have been affected by such violence.
foster a community that, through training and networking, will understand the dynamics of intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
be aware of the resources available to those who have experienced such violence.
not tolerate violence against any man, woman, or child.