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The Haven

P.O. Box 5382

Valdosta, Georgia 31603




office hours 8:00am-5:00pm


November 4, 2019

If You Leave

Leaving does not mean your partner will stop being abusive. In fact, they may become more abusive as you attempt to leave. They may be so afraid of “losing” you that they will increase any threats to hurt you, the children or themselves. You are the best ju...

February 15, 2019

Tell someone where you’re going—and when you’ll be back. You don't have to spill all the details, but at least let someone know what your plans are.

Drive yourself or agree to meet your date there. If you drive yourself, then you have your own vehicle to come and go as...

February 15, 2019

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Dating violence is more common than many people might think. Research shows that 1 in 3 teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before th...

October 29, 2018

The Haven is in need of different items for each program. Here is a broken down list of the most current needs. 

The Emergency Shelter is in need of:

-Twin sheets


-Pillow and pillowcases 

-Twin Bedspreads

-Any and all baby items

-Coats for the upcoming weather

-Full si...

October 29, 2018


1. Don't let your guard down. Halloween is not an excuse to throw caution to the wind. Keep an eye on your belongings (that includes your drink!) and skip the "monster" punch bowl. 

2. Stay in groups. You may be dressed like Wonder Woman, but that doesn't mean yo...

October 29, 2018

Smart Phone Apps Every Parent Should Know About:

Catfishing: A ‘catfish’ is a person who creates a false online identity in the hopes of luring people into romantic relationships or scam them for money. 

 Red flags you should never ignore: (This could be a catfish)


October 29, 2018

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence is also known as family violence and intimate partner violence. Any type of partner abuse or spouse abuse is family violence, including physical abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse,...

May 15, 2018

What is domestic violence? Domestic violence is term we uses to describe physical abuse, but domestic violence is much more than that. Domestic violence is a pattern of assault and coercive behaviors, attitudes, and expectations, including physical, sexual, verbal and...

May 14, 2018

If you see animal abuse please report it! Animal abuse has been linked to child abuse, elder abuse, and Domestic abuse.The Link also includes the co‐occurrence of animal abuse with other types of crime, such as homicide, weapons offenses,drug offenses, sexual assault,...

April 3, 2018

April is here!!! That means it is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the kick off to The Haven Sexual Assault Awareness Events. How much do you really know about rape and sexual abuse? Rape is a form of sexual assault, but not all sexual assault is rape. The term rape...

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The Haven is a local non-profit agency that provides emergency temporary shelter and services to victims of family violence and sexual assault.

The Haven is dual-programmed and has two emergency facilities: The Battered Women’s Shelter, which serves victims of family violence, and the Rape Crisis Center, which serves victims of sexual assault.

Both programs have a 24-hour toll-free crisis line, staffed by trained personnel, that is available to anyone wishing to utilize the emergency facilities or the Outreach Programs.

The Haven serve nine counties in South Georgia, including Lowndes, Brooks, Colquitt, Echols, Berrien, Cook, Lanier, Clinch and Atkinson.

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October 29, 2018

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