Moving Out of a Crisis
The non-residential Counseling Program services individuals of all ages who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Counseling in this program focuses on the educational component of the dynamics and effects of abuse, on crisis intervention, on sorting out feelings of confusion and helplessness, and on implementation of safety planning and support. Children’s groups also incorporate art and play therapy techniques.
Counselors implement components of empowerment, client-centered and solution-focused brief therapy as a guide in setting and accomplishing the goals of the people we serve, empowering them to move forward in their lives. Both group and individual counseling is available at our Pontiac and Bingham Farms locations.
Specialty groups and seminars take place throughout the year, addressing topics such as healing and loss, increasing self-esteem, parenting when there is domestic violence, etc.
For more information or to register for this program, please contact HAVEN at (248) 334-1284.
Personal Protection Order (PPO) Office
On October 1, 2006, HAVEN adopted the Oakland County Personal Protection Order (PPO) Office after the closure of the Women’s Survival Center. It is located at the Oakland County Circuit Court.
Victims of stalking and domestic violence are often confused and intimidated by the PPO process. Our skilled staff helps make this process simple and provides reassurance to those who may not have had experience with the court system.
There is no fee for this service. To contact the PPO Office, please call 248.975.9511. This program is funded by VOCA (Victims of Crime Act).
HAVEN offers over 20 support groups for survivors and batterers. For more information or to register for a group, please contact HAVEN at (248) 334-1284.
Survivors of Domestic Violence
A combination of educational and support groups for survivors of domestic violence, these groups are ongoing and meet once a week for an hour and a half.
Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Assault
There are two groups. The first is an 8– to 10–week educational group focusing on the issue of being an adult survivor. The second is an ongoing support group for those who have completed the first group.
Teen Women’s Support
This group is specifically for teenage women who have suffered trauma from dating violence, sexual assault or child abuse.
These are accountability-based, psycho-educational groups for men who use abusive tactics to control their partners. The groups teach them alternative non-abusive choices to build healthier relationships. TRY groups have the additional component of substance abuse treatment.
Survivors of Sexual Assault Support
A support group for female survivors of sexual assault.
WAVE (Women Against Violent Encounters)
An “Emotions Management” group for women to help them identify and express emotions related to domestic violence.
The programs above focus primarily on helping individuals and families to move out of a crisis. To learn about HAVEN programs that provide help with other stages of crisis, please click on the links below.