Welcome to Safe Havens!
We are glad you are here!
Since 1991, Safe Havens has worked at the intersection of faith and domestic violence. We believe that faith can be an important resource for victims and survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse. We dream of and work toward a world in which faith communities respond with compassion to victims and survivors and provide links to community services such as domestic violence shelters, services, and support groups. We dream of and work toward a world in which faith supports justice and safety for victims.
Whether you are a member of a faith community or a domestic violence or elder abuse advocate, whether you are an expert or just beginning to learn more, whether you are looking for support for yourself or for someone you love, we hope that this website will provide helpful resources and ideas to guide you.
Most of all, we hope that this site will provide you with hope--hope that tomorrow will be better than today, that individuals and families can live in peace and safety, that justice and peace will prevail over injustice and abuse.
Join Safe Havens for a free screening of the film "What's Love Got To Do With It?" on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM in Stoddard Hall at Andover Newton Theological School! The film is about the life of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Tina Turner, and eight-time Grammy Award winner and survivor of intimate partner violence. Following the film, Rev. Gary Adams and Dr. Nancy Nienhuis will host a discussion about intimate partner violence and how fiath communities should be prepared to respond to victims and survivors. For more information, please contact Safe Havens.
Our Latest News:
- Please check out Safe Havens' blogs! Click on the blog link in the upper right hand corner to view 2 blogs written by Director Anne Marie Hunter. If you have an idea for a blog and would like to be a guest blogger, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Have you seen our NEWEST RESOURCES?? Hot-off-the-presses are our two Partnership Guides. Our Rural Partnership Guide, entitled Building Partnerships Between Rural Service Providers and Faith Communities to Support Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims and Survivors, works with our Rural Toolkit and looks at developing long-term partnerships with the goal of increasing safety for rural victims of domestic and sexual abuse. Our Elder Abuse and Faith Partnership Guide, Partnering to Address Faith and Safety, also addresses building long-term partnerships with the goal of increasing safety for older victims of abuse. If you would like hard copies of either (or both!) Partnership Guide, please contact Safe Havens at 617-951-3980 or email us at email@example.com.