Safe Haven of Pender, Inc. currently provides safety, food, clothing, shelter, and services to victims of domestic violence in Pender and Duplin counties. Safe Haven meets the needs of crime victims by providing the following services:
- Emergency shelter
- 24-hour crisis hotline services
- Support Groups
- Crisis intervention services
- Case management services
- Accompaniment (to include court, school, and hospital)
- Client advocacy (to include court, school, and hospital)
- Safety plan options and/or referrals
- Group and individuals empowerment services (adult, children, and youth)
- Housing and employment referrals
- Housing transition assistance
- Community education and awareness presentations
- Transportation (limited)
- Ensure staff is trained in Trauma-Informed Care
Safe Haven’s empowerment groups are facilitated by a trauma-informed trained staff member. Groups are typically held on Monday evenings. Please contact Safe Haven at (910) 259-8989 to participate in a group.
Empowerment groups provide a therapeutic environment, techniques and information to help victims/survivors become stronger and more confident, especially in reclaiming ownership of their lives and rights.
When a victim is accepted into the shelter, the location is disclosed to him/her, and transportation arrangements are secured. Victims are allowed to bring their private vehicles if doing so does not jeopardize their safety. The shelter is located in a private, secure location and is regularly monitored by local law enforcement. Upon arrival, residents receive a tour of the shelter and any needed personal care items, clothing, and food.
For safety reasons, the shelter enforces a curfew. Residents are provided a Residential Handbook that fully details the shelter and operations.
NON SHELTER SERVICES
Victims/survivors can access domestic violence intervention services by calling our crisis line at (910) 259-8989. The Advocate on duty will provide the caller with an immediate intake/assessment to determine needs and provide appropriate services. Services include, but are not limited to:
- Safety planning
- Empowerment Support Group
- Case management appointment with a staff member
- Emergency financial assistance (including medical prescriptions)
- Transition assistance (planning and financial assistance)
- Applicable resource referrals (housing, employment, food, clothing, etc.)
- Medical/Mental Health referrals
How can someone schedule a visit to meet with a counselor? Who do they contact? To schedule an appointment to meet with a Domestic Violence Victim Advocate, please call our crisis line at (910) 259-8989. An Advocate can also provide referrals to area mental health professionals.
Do you provide a private room to victims?
Each family is provided a private bedroom that consist of two or three beds, dressers, and closet space. There are adjoining rooms to accommodate larger families. Single individuals occupy smaller, two bedroom spaces. Restrooms are communal.
How can someone schedule a visit to meet with a counselor? Who do they contact?
To schedule an appointment to meet with a Domestic Violence Victim Advocate please call our crisis line at (910) 259-8989. An Advocate can also provide referrals to area mental health professionals.