Since 1999, the Haven House Women’s Shelter has provided a safe place for women and their families. We encourage community members to learn more about family violence and, equally important, to take the steps needed to break the cycle of violence. At Haven House we have an open door approach; we offer a warm, friendly space for women and their families.
In a positive manner, our staff are actively involved in community activities. At Haven House, we support healthy families, advocating for women knowing that ‘Family violence is not a Mi’gmaq way of life.’ Education and awareness about ending family violence and violence against Aboriginal women is at the heart of the work undertaken by their staff at the Listuguj Haven House Women’s Shelter.
What we offer
- Emergency Crisis Shelter residency for women and children, advocacy, support and in-house 24 hour round the clock support and counselling;
- 24 Hour Crisis Line is a service that we offer to individuals in crisis, requests for information about existing services, and to discuss matters related to family violence and related issues;
- Out Reach Program/After Care where Haven House Resident counsellors work one-on-one with community members who require support in various areas such as life skills, family violence, and house to name a few;
- Used Clothing & Furniture Depot and Emergency Food Bank – Ongoing services to assist families in need;
- Informative Resource Room – Videos, books and training packages are available and can be used in-house or signed out;
- Support Groups –We offer different support groups for women who are dealing with various issues related to family violence;
- Referral Services may be accessed by requesting a service that may not be available through Listuguj Community Social Services;
- Transportation services are available for clients who must obtain legal support or appear in court due to family violence;
- Commemorative Celebrations – To bring recognition and awareness to issues that affect all people, locally and globally, we recognize days such as Family Violence Week and International Day of the Child.