SafeHaven’s mission is to end domestic violence through safety, support, prevention and social change.
SafeHaven is the largest and most comprehensive agency in Tarrant County providing services at no cost to domestic violence victims. SafeHaven provides 24-hour care at two emergency shelters in Arlington and Fort Worth to families fleeing violent situations. The holistic shelters provide a comprehensive continuum of care for the women and children who would otherwise be forced to remain in dangerous situations. Trained bilingual advocates respond 24 hours a day to victims who call SafeHaven’s toll-free crisis hotline. There is free access to counseling in both English and Spanish for those who are currently experiencing domestic violence, as well as those who have previously been victims of domestic violence.
When leaving a shelter, SafeHaven provides survivors with a safety net of services and support to establish and sustain self-sufficiency. Through housing programs, families can move to a secure environment while simultaneously obtaining life skills, education, and improved employment opportunities.
SafeHaven’s professional education staff also provides domestic violence prevention programs to high school students through Tarrant County. Through our outreach, education, support services and prevention programs, we are making progress to reduce and end domestic violence.
In 2015, SafeHaven;
- Answered over 19,000 crisis hotline calls
- Protected 664 women and 896 children in emergency shelter
- Housed 230 women and children in its transitional living program
- Counseled and provided legal services to over 2,600 women and children at two resource centers
- Educated 33,025 people, including more than 29,000 youth, on domestic violence prevention and available services
None of this is possible without our friends and supporters. Your generosity, time and talents continue to help us meet the urgent needs of Tarrant County’s domestic violence victims, young and old. Please consider how you can help SafeHaven and the victims we protect.