HAVEN’s Housing First Program utilizes a housing first approach that emphasizes safety and self-determination, while providing support to survivors and their families as they heal. Our program has three central components:
- survivor-driven, trauma-informed, mobile advocacy;
- community engagement; and
- flexible financial assistance.
HAVEN’s Housing First Program was developed to address two critical needs of survivors: The need for access to safe, affordable housing and the need for economic resources to maintain safety.
The decision to leave an abusive relationship is one of the most difficult decisions our clients face. For many, it is the decision to remain in a situation that is unsafe or to leave with nowhere to go. At HAVEN, we feel nobody should have to choose between remaining in an unsafe home and having no home at all.
HAVEN recognizes survivors face unique barriers to accessing shelter and affordable housing due to the power and control dynamics involved in domestic and sexual violence, and the economic and trauma impacts that result. Through individualized case management, we are here to help survivors navigate these challenges and offer support to landlords to ensure housing stability for our clients.
The availability of safe, affordable, and stable housing can make a critical difference in a survivors’ ability to escape an abusive partner and remain safe and independent.
HAVEN housing advocates work in the community to build lasting connections with the goal of engaging community members in supporting survivors’ safety, independence, and housing stability.
HAVEN participates with the following organizations united around expanding affordable housing in New Hampshire and the greater Seacoast area.
HAVEN recognizes that addressing survivors’ housing needs requires meaningful, sustained partnerships with community partners, landlords, housing authorities, and local municipalities.
If you are seeking housing support please call our hotline to speak with an advocate: 603-994-SAFE (7233).
If you are a landlord, community partners, or would like to find out more about how you can partner with us in supporting survivors’ safety, independence, and housing stability please email firstname.lastname@example.org.