Thank you for believing that “She Deserves it”

For years, in the midst of a crisis, women and children were being forced to share bedrooms and bathrooms with people they didn’t know. They were eating in shifts because our kitchen was so small. They didn’t deserve that.

Counselling and therapy, in fact all programming, had to be done in closets and cramped spaces at Haven House. It was not as effective as it should have been and was, at times, uncomfortable. Women and children escaping abuse didn’t deserve that.
The shelter was not a private, calm, therapeutic place to seek refuge and heal from abuse and violence. It wasn’t what she deserved.

Because of the generosity and compassion of so many people, together we rebuilt Haven House, because SHE DESERVES IT. Thank you.

The past year brought many new supporters who reached far beyond where we could reach on our own. Our Leadership team lead the way and brought our community together, brick by brick, donation by donation. Haven House is truly a community project that will change the lives of so many of our friends, neighbours and loved ones.

Alongside the rebuild of Haven House, we forged ahead with new third party events, campaigns, and celebrated successes at our Women’s Week event- Terrific Tables, at our Annual Golf Tournament and under the stars at our Stars and Strength Gala at the enchanting Hacienda Sarria. All of which required not only financial sponsorship and support, but many volunteer hours of support and dedication.

It is because of you, our donors, our supporters, our volunteers, that we are breaking the chains of abuse. We have a dedicated Outreach program and two shelters for abused women and children in our region. Within the walls of Anselma House and Haven House we offer safe refuge and a place to heal for your sister, mother, colleague, neighbour.

Your daughter, neighbour, colleague, sister, friend, and mother are at risk; Domestic abuse is happening right here, right now in waterloo region.

All women deserve to be safe, help us break the chains of abuse by rebuilding haven house.

Regional Police Responses to Domestic Violence

6,100

Days of Residential Care Provided at Haven House

9,003

Children Sought Emergency Shelter at Haven House

93

Women Sought Emergency Shelter at Haven House

109

Crisis Calls Recieved Regionally

1,062

For 35 years, women’s crisis services has been providing a safe haven to women and their children escaping abuse. As our region grows, so does the need for safe shelter.

In the midst of a crisis, women and their children are being forced to share bedrooms and bathrooms. They need privacy and Haven House needs more space.

Women and their children are eating in shifts because our current kitchen is so small.

Common areas and living rooms are too small and cramped, children’s facilities and programs are inadequate.

These conditions are totally unacceptable. Women and children deserve better.

Contact The Campaign

Should you wish to contact us for further information on our “:shedeservesit:” Rebuild Haven House capital campaign  or have questions, please feel free to get in touch with us.

Help us break the chain of abuse and offer women and children a safe environment to turn to when there is nowhere else to go.