HAVEN is a nationally recognized non-profit leader in Oakland
County providing comprehensive solutions and innovative programs
that promote violence-free homes and communities. HAVEN serves
victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in
Oakland County through treatment and prevention services.
The goals of HAVEN are:
Provide direct services to child and adult victims and
families experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault.
Provide direct intervention services to perpetrators of
domestic violence in order to prevent future occurrences.
Work toward eliminating domestic violence and sexual assault
through prevention education services.
Serve as a systems change agent for community efforts related
to domestic violence and sexual assault.
HAVEN provides free court accompaniment, support, crisis
intervention and support for families. They also offer services for
the family and friends of victims, exploration of victim’s financial
options, step by step information on victim’s rights and court
procedure resources and referrals.
The Novi Police Department works with HAVEN to insure that
victims are aware of the programs and services available. Police
officers investigating abuse cases provide HAVEN pamphlets to
victims and explain the services available. Officers contact HAVEN
when they are with a victim of domestic or physical abuse if
requested and a HAVEN representative responds to the location to
speak with the victim.
The Novi Police Department shares the philosophy of HAVEN in that
we believe that all people have a right to violence-free lives.
Domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse should not be
tolerated or condoned. We believe that these acts have a devastating
effect on victims, their families and the entire society. We believe
that abusive acts are acts of power and control that the victim does
not provoke, enjoy or deserve. We believe that victims can regain
control of their lives through appropriate support services. We
believe that education is a vital component in working toward the
prevention of physical and sexual violence.
here to visit the HAVEN website.