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The Haven

P.O. Box 5382

Valdosta, Georgia 31603




office hours 8:00am-5:00pm


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.

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

It is our goal at The Haven to provide victims with the necessary information, resources,  protected head start and supportive follow-up to transition out of a violent lifestyle and into successful independent living.

The Haven aims to provide for the immediate needs of family violence and sexual assault clients, including food, clothing, legal advocacy, mental health assistance, and referral for medical care.

The Haven interfaces with local, state, and national resources, provides transitional assistance along with the re-education of the victim and family in order to promote a non-violent lifestyle, and educates all aspects of the local community regarding family violence and sexual assault.

The Haven Battered Women Shelter & Sexual Assault Center 




Emergency Shelter Program

Outreach Program

Children’s Advocacy

Legal Advocacy Program

Case Management Program

Follow up Program

Rape Crisis Program

Prevention Education Program

Volunteer Program

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