Heart's Haven

healing those effected by domestic violence, one heart at a time.

  252- 436- 2401
Crisis Line answered 24 hours a day
  • Information, referrals, safety planning.
  • Court Advocacy: assistance with protective orders and the legal process.
  • Safe Shelter: a 12 bed facility housing women and their children.
  • Support Group: weekly at no charge, free childcare provided.
          About Domestic Violence:

  • 1:10 high school students experiences physical violence in a dating relationship.  (Ganache, 1991)
  • Each year, 3.3 million children are victims of domestic violence. (American Psychological Association 1996)
  • Nationally, 50% of all homeless women and children are on the streets because of violence in the home.  (Senator Biden, US Stenate Committee on The Judiciary, 1991)
  • 80% of men in prision grew up in violent homes (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1996)
  • Domestic Violence is the leading cause of injury against women- more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. (F.B.I., 1991)
  • 25% of convicted violent offenders in local jails committed their crime against an intimate partner.  (US Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1996)

How can you help?

Become informed.
Support the victims you know.
Get help if you are involved in a domestic abuse situation.
Say "No" to violence in your community.
Support Heart's Haven financially.

How can you become involved?

Volunteer at Heart's Haven
Donate items such as gently used clothing, toiletries and make up.
Become an advocate.
Learn about domestic abuse.