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Make A Donation

HAVEN relies on the generosity of the community in order to continue our work to eliminate domestic and sexual violence in our community. Your donations make it possible for us to offer a variety of treatment and prevention programs such as our emergency shelter, counseling and support groups, social advocacy and much more at no cost to the survivors who turn to us. See where your donations go. See our Donor Privacy Policy.

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Donate By Mail

If you would like to make a donation by mail, click here for a printable form.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match gifts their employees make to HAVEN. Check with your employer to see if they are a matching gift company. It's as simple as mailing in a completed form with your gift to HAVEN. We will do the rest.

Stocks, Bequests and Insurance

Donors may designate HAVEN as a beneficiary in their wills and/or as the beneficiary of their life insurance policies. Call 248-322-3703 or email rdecker@haven-oakland.org.

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Help ensure the future of HAVEN by contributing to our endowment fund through the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. For more information, visit www.cfsem.org, call 248-322-3703 or email rdecker@haven-oakland.org.

Planned Giving

In your lifetime, you have most likely been generous to many causes. They may have been charities that have made a difference in your life or the lives of those that you care about, or perhaps, their mission is one that you believe in and want to help support. For more information, call 248-322-3703 or email rdecker@haven-oakland.org.

Donate Items

Donate Items

HAVEN's Residential Program provides three meals and living supplies to our residents each day. Donated items are also used to support clients served by our START program (Safe Therapeutic Assault Response Team). Donated items are always welcome, but we can ONLY ACCEPT NEW ITEMS from our needs list. Also, because we have clients stay on an average of 37 days, travel size toiletries are not appropriate for daily use. Please donate FULL SIZE TOILETRIES ONLY.


Items may be dropped off at HAVEN on Tuesdays 9 am - Noon; Wednesday 3- 6 pm; and Fridays 10 am - 1 pm. Evening drop-offs are by appointment only. For additional questions, call 248-334-1284, ext. 343 or email inkind@haven-oakland.org.


Want to skip the stores? Purchase items from our wish list on Amazon.com. Click here for a direct link to our online wish list.


  • URGENT: Peanut-free sweet & salty snacks (Chips, cookies, fruit snacks)

  • Granola Bars

  • Juice boxes
  • Children’s cereal (Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fruity Pebbles, Fruit Loops - No Cheerio's, please)
  • 1—2 oz. Coffee packs and K-Cups (coffee, tea, hot chocolate)
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Individually wrapped candies

  • URGENT: Lotion

  • African American combs/bristle brushes
  • Shower caps
  • Lotion
  • Body Lotion
  • Towels (full size)
  • African American hair gel/ hair grease
  • Bandages
  • Dental picks/floss
  • Alcohol wipe pads
  • Hair dryer
  • Please note: We DO NOT accept travel size items. Full size products only please!

  • New boys underwear
  • New Women's underwear (Sizes 5-10)
  • New Socks (Adult, children and baby)
  • New Women’s sweatshirts & sweatpants (sizes S—5X)
  • New Yoga pants
  • Sunglasses

  • URGENT: Disinfectant wipes
  • Personal planners & Journals
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Tissues
  • White twin size flat sheets only
  • Full size sheet sets
  • Comforters (full or twin size)
  • Deft laundry detergent (Regular and unscented)
  • AA and AAA batteries
  • Spiral notebooks & 2-pocket folders
  • New DVD movies (adults) (No violent themes please!)
  • Dishes: plates, bowls, plastic cups (reusable type, not solo)
  • Silverware (forks and spoons only)
  • Blender
  • Large mixing bowls

  • URGENT: Pacifiers, Baby bottles
  • Pull Ups (Larger sizes)
  • Pack & Plays (Very gently used acceptable)
  • Strollers (Regular, Two-seat and Umbrella) (Very gently used acceptable)
  • Diaper bags
  • Non wooden high chair
  • Baby cereal
  • Washable paint
  • Xbox 1 controllers
  • Xbox 1 video games (No violent themes please!)
  • New children's DVD movies (No violent themes please!)

  • Blank journals
  • "Start Where You Are" book by Patel
  • "Why Does He Do That?" book by Lundy Bancroft
  • "Recovering from Rape" book by Ledray
  • "Mindfulness" book by Mark Williams
  • Essential Oil Diffuser
  • Essential Oils

  • Gas stations
  • Grocery stores
  • Meijer, Target & Amazon
  • Major retailers (Payless Shoes, Walgreens)
  • Michael's & JoAnn Fabrics

    Want to skip the stores? Purchase items from our wish list on Amazon.com. Click here for a direct link to our online wish list.

    Donate your old cell phone

    HAVEN works with several cell phone carriers to recycle old cell phones, tablets and cords. It doesn't matter the style, brand or color — we can use it! All funds received directly support HAVEN's programs and services. How you can help: Simply drop off your used cell phones at HAVEN's offices. Don't worry — all of your personal information will be erased. Guidelines: Wireless cellular, PCS phones, and tablets only please. Phones meant for home use, bag phones, two-way radios and walkie-talkies are not accepted.

    Drop-off location:

    801 Vanguard Drive, Pontiac, MI 48341

    Drop-off hours:

    Tuesdays 9 am - Noon; Thursdays 1 - 4 pm; Fridays 10 am - 2 pm; Evenings - by appointment only.

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    On the American Express credit or debit card, the card security code is a printed, not embossed, group of four digits on the front towards the right.

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