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