HAVEN from Domestic & Sexual Violence
Sponsored by First Interstate Bank
Crisis Line 541-298-4789
420 E. 3rd The Dalles, OR 97058
HAVEN’s mission is to “provide safe and supportive services to those affected by interpersonal and sexual violence by empowering survivors and our community through advocacy, education, and prevention.
HAVEN is the only nonprofit community-based organization providing comprehensive services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and trafficking in Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, and Wheeler Counties. HAVEN also provides services to surrounding communities along the Columbia
River Gorge and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation. The organization began in 1981 with a very small group of concerned citizens. One of the first services HAVEN offered was a 24-hour crisis-line, which continues today as vital part of our on-going safety net.
– PROGRAM OVERVIEW –
e current configuration of services offered by HAVEN includes: 24-hour crisis line and crisis response; emergency shelter; emergency financial assistance; help ling for crime victims’ compensation and protection orders; advocacy with the medical, civil, and criminal justice systems; and individual and group counseling.
All of these services are provided bilingually/biculturally for Spanish speakers. In addition to direct services, HAVEN offers rape prevention education and healthy teen relationship curriculum for K-12 schools throughout our region,training for allied professionals, and informational presentations to community groups.
HAVEN uses an “empowerment approach” that places change agency with the survivors, to help them plan for safety, develop self-effificacy, and recover from abuse. is approach is grounded in the belief that victims of violence should have access to information, education, and other necessary social and economic
support to make informed decisions that best reflect their interests and needs. We know that survivors are the best experts on their lives and HAVEN provides survivor-centered services that recognize and build on their inherent strengths and resiliencies. Our philosophy and our process disrupt self-blaming beliefs and encourage survivors to recognize their coping skills, their ability to adapt to di cult circumstances, their problem solving skills, their ability to seek safety for themselves and their children, and their ability to recover from the trauma of abuse.