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Individuals and Institutions 
Making Progress against 
Abuse in Communities 

On Tuesday, March 21, 2023, Safe Havens celebrated our IMPACT Award honoree, Laura Van Zandt, an advocate for antiviolence and community support. Laura had recently retired from REACH Beyond Violence in Massachusetts where she spent two decades as Executive Director. Laure and Safe Havens Co-Director, Rev. Dr. Anne Marie Hunter, spent time chatting about her work in the community, the importance of faith in the lives of many survivors, and what her next adventure might be.

We are honored by the support and generosity of our Safe Havens community, including our sponsors. 

With Gratitude for
our 2023 Sponsors

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Safe Havens' 2023 Celebration of IMPACT

Our 2023 Honoree

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Laura Van Zandt

Laura Van Zandt has been the Executive Director of REACH Beyond Domestic Violence since 2004, and was a board member prior to this role. Under her leadership, REACH’s agency staff has tripled and she has doubled the agency’s financial revenue streams. With support from a committed Board of Directors, Van Zandt led a successful capital campaign which enhanced the agency’s community presence, doubled the shelter capacity, and expanded REACH’s advocacy and prevention programming. Laura has extensive experience in project and fiscal management, and organizational development. Prior to REACH, Laura was a Vice President at Wellington Management Company and Scudder Investments. She holds a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. in finance from Boston College Carroll Graduate School of Management.

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