HAVEN is Here to Help.
Serving Southeastern New Hampshire.
HAVEN serves women, men, children, and all people of marginalized genders.
- 24-hour confidential crisis support line staffed by trained advocates: 1-603-994-SAFE (7233)
- 24-hour accompaniment services to hospital emergency rooms, police stations, Child Advocacy Centers and courts
- Referrals and information on safety planning, emergency, temporary and permanent restraining orders
- Safe shelter for anyone experiencing violence and their children
- Support groups for survivors and those impacted by domestic and sexual violence
- K-12 violence prevention education programs, Safe Kids Strong Teens
- Community presentations and trainings
When you call our hotline, you will be connected with a trained advocate.
• Calls made to our 24-hour confidential support line, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., are answered by a trained advocate who will speak with you about your situation and your safety.
• Calls made to our support line at night or on the weekends, will be picked up by our answering service. You will then receive a call from an advocate from HAVEN within 10 minutes. If you don’t feel comfortable leaving your name and phone number with the answering service you can request to be patched directly to an advocate.
How can the support line help me?
- Advocates provide judgement-free emotional support for anyone impacted by domestic and sexual violence and stalking.
- Advocates assist with local referrals and information about your options, walk-in services and support groups.
- When requested and when appropriate, advocates can accompany victims, survivors, their family and partners to local hospital emergency rooms and police stations.
- You may also request an advocate to accompany you to the local courts for protective orders, hearings and criminal cases pertaining to domestic and sexual violence and stalking.
- In addition, you may also request an advocate to accompany you to the Child Advocacy Center.
- You don’t have to be in crisis to call.
- The support line is available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
For Your Own Safety
When you search for information or communicate online, your history and activities can leave traces on your computer. Erasing your online and computer history is not always 100% effective. Instead, use a computer that an abuser does not have access to such as at work, the library or a friend or family members.
If this is not an option for you and you are in a safe place, you can also call our 24-hour hotline 1-603-994-SAFE (7233) to speak with a trained advocate.
The following steps will help increase safety:
- Do not store passwords and change your password(s) often.
TIP: Do not use obvious passwords such as a birthday or pet’s name. Use passwords that include capital letters and symbols. Do not let your computer save your password(s).
- Delete e-mails and empty your recycle or trash bin.
TIP: Delete emails from your “Send, Outbox” and “Deleted Items” boxes. Empty your “Recycle” or “Trash Bin” on your computer located on the desktop.
- Erase online history.
TIP: Empty your browser cache and do not create favorites or bookmarks of websites that you have visited for support.
- Clear your search engine.
TIP: If you have visited a page more than once, your search engine may save your searches. Check your search engines “Settings” and find “History” to clear your “Browsing Data”.