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Haven House

Twenty Five Years of Caring and Support

for Those Affected by Domestic Violence Photos: Images by Amie Photography

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wenty-five years ago a small group of concerned Henry County citizens banded together to form the Association for Prevention of Domestic Violence. In those early days, the all volunteer group escorted women through the court system, for the first time helping them break free from the cycle of domestic violence. As the need became apparent for more services to help victims of abuse, the first Haven House shelter opened in 1999. Haven House then became able to offer other necessary services to victims such as counseling, case management, a 24 hour crisis line, transportation, financial assistance and legal advocacy. In 2011, thanks to the caring and support of the Henry County community, Haven House opened its doors to a modern, fully furnished facility able to accommodate 9 families and 12 individuals. Since then, 20

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over 2,000 women and children have been safely sheltered at Haven House along with thousands more who are helped daily by Haven House outreach services. In fact, for many of Haven House’s clients who have stayed at the shelter, it is the first time in a long time that they have been able to get a good night’s sleep without fear of being abused. In honor of the twenty-five year milestone, Haven House will be holding an anniversary celebration at Eagles Brooke County Club on October 4, 2015 beginning at 5 p.m. with a silent auction and dinner to be provided at $20 a plate. Mark Winne of WSB Channel 2 has agreed to be the master of ceremonies. Haven House also organizes two annual fundraisers each year, the Haven House Hustle 5k in May and the Hail to the Ale festival in October. You still have time to purchase tickets for the Hail to the Ale Festival

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