HAVEN was founded in 1975 as the first and only sexual assault counseling center in Oakland County. In 1977, HAVEN broadened its services to include domestic violence counseling. Today, all of the programs at HAVEN provide specialized, comprehensive services in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault.
By serving the community through a series of innovative intervention, treatment, prevention and education programs, HAVEN can help individuals and families through all stages of crisis and help work toward our goal of eliminating domestic violence and sexual assault. Most important, all services are offered free of charge.
The HAVEN Residential Program
HAVEN’s residential program is Oakland County’s only 24-hour emergency shelter exclusively for domestic violence and sexual assault victims and their children. Learn more about the HAVEN shelter.
The nonresidential Counseling Program serves children and adults that have been affected by domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Specialized groups and individual counseling are provided at no charge. When recommended by the court, supervised exchanges are available. Learn more about HAVEN counseling services.
Advocates provide support and education for victims moving through the legal system, and provide immediate crisis intervention and emotional support for victims and their families after an assault. Learn more about legal advocacy at HAVEN.
Safe Therapeutic Assault Response Team (START)
Forensic nurse examiners and first responders provide a comprehensive forensic exam and compassionate emotional support for victims of sexual assault. Learn more about the START-Forensic Nurse Examiner team.
HAVEN offers a variety of groups for victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Contact HAVEN to register for a support group. Learn more about HAVEN support groups.
Personal Protection Order (PPO)
The Personal Protection Order Advocacy Program assists stalking and domestic violence victims who are trying to obtain a PPO, such as a restraining order. The PPO program is located at the Oakland County Courthouse. Learn about a Personal Protection Order.