For over 30 years, Child & Family Services Haven House has been working to promote peace in the home. Haven House provides safe, confidential services for victims of domestic violence (DV) and their children. Through direct services and community education and outreach, we work to ensure that all relationships embrace the principles of peace, respect and equality.

Haven House offers a broad range of residential and community-based services designed to empower victims and support them in seeking safety, self-determination, and justice. Haven House provides victims with the resources needed to rebuild their lives. Children are taught skills to cope with family crises and learn non-violent forms of conflict resolution.

Haven House 30th Anniversary Quilt

30th Anniversary Quilt

In 2009, Haven House celebrated its 30th anniversary of providing domestic violence services throughout Erie County. To commemorate the anniversary, residents at the shelter participated in a quilting project to illustrate “30 years of promoting peace in the home”. Residents created the squares that made up the quilts, and a local quilting group donated their time to sew them together. The quilts are on permanent display at Haven House.

Thank You, Mary Kay!

The Mary Kay Foundation

A $20,000 grant from the Mary Kay Foundation has been awarded to Child and Family Services’ Haven House to combat domestic violence. The grant is part of the Foundation’s annual $3 million domestic violence grant program; Haven House is one of 150 shelters participating in this year’s program. The grant will be used to support general operating costs at the shelter. Unstable economic times have led to a loss in funding and donations; the Mary Kay grant will help to supplement funds and enable Haven House to meet the increased demand for services.

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