Call our 24-Hour Confidential Support: 1-603-994-7233
Chat is available Monday-Friday 9am-4pm Except on Holidays
All in-person advocacy is by appointment only. To make an appointment please call the hotline.

24-Hour Support Line

1-603-994-SAFE (7233)
Free and Confidential Support

Main Office

20 International Drive, Suite 300 Portsmouth, NH 03801
Business Line: 1-603-436-4107
In-person advocacy is by appointment only.

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HAVEN is the merged 501c3 nonprofit organization of A Safe Place and Sexual Assault Support Services. Both agencies were born out of community action and organizing to aid the victims of domestic and sexual violence. They began in the late seventies to address these issues plaguing our communities. Through the evolution of services and community action in working to strengthen laws for survivors and protect children, the agencies worked side by side and served many of the same clients.

On July 1, 2015, A Safe Place and Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) officially merged into one nonprofit organization, HAVEN, becoming the largest agency in New Hampshire providing support services and prevention education to those impacted by domestic and sexual violence.

The vision of HAVEN is to End Violence and Change Lives. HAVEN has a strong history of producing positive results as seen in the following excerpts from individuals participating in our programs:

“I feel so much better. My belly aches are all gone. No more secrets.” – 8 year-old to HAVEN advocate while at the Child Advocacy Center

“For the first time in my life I am able to say that I am free, I can breathe, I am strong and that I am SAFE! – A mom staying in the Emergency Shelter with her 6 year-old daughter.

“Until the HAVEN speaker talked to my class about power and control in relationships, I thought what my boyfriend was saying and doing was normal.” – Sophomore in high school


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Not safe to call or would you like increased privacy and anonymity? HAVEN offers a confidential private chat feature Mondays through Fridays from 9am-4pm. *Weekends and holidays excluded.