Above all, we thank the brave souls who took a stand against abuse

| 15 Oct 2019 | 05:03

    With heavy hearts we announce that Safe Haven will be transitioning its services to Victims’ Intervention Program (VIP) at the end of this month (10/31/2019) after nearly 30 years of service.

    To say that it has been an honor to serve this community would be a gross understatement. We have witnessed strength, bravery and support far beyond anything we could have ever imagined. Originally founded as Survivor’s Resources in 1991, Safe Haven grew into a widely recognized and powerful force in the community.

    Over the span of 28 years, we offered free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, child abuse, and other serious crimes. From opening Pike County’s first domestic violence shelter to working with Girl and Boy Scouts to combat bullying, Safe Haven was always dedicated to safety, education, and social justice.

    We would like to thank you, the community members who supported our work over the years. Without your dedication and passion for our cause, none of this would have been possible.

    But above all, we would like to thank the survivors. The brave souls who took a stand against abuse. The individuals who showed us the true meaning of strength. The women who empowered others to speak up. The men who refused to accept the female victim stereotype. The people who gave hope and inspiration to others in similar situations. You are true advocates and heroes.

    Safe Haven of Pike County