As a fundamental component of recovery, licensed counselors and social workers provide a safe place to discuss previous instances of domestic violence or issues with a current violent relationship, at no cost to the survivors. Resource centers in Arlington and Fort Worth are available for individual and group therapy for victims as well as play therapy for children affected by domestic violence.
Freedom from domestic violence is not a single step process. With the confusion of fleeing a violent relationship, the SafeHaven Crisis and Outreach team is staffed with counselors to help connect survivors with SafeHaven services and other resources based on their needs.
SafeHaven has two emergency shelters - one in Arlington and one in Fort Worth. Our shelters have a 164-bed capacity for families fleeing violent homes.
Survivors receive comprehensive 24-hour care ranging from basic needs, transportation, counseling, support groups, legal support, childcare, case management and much more. At SafeHaven, we hope to make the best out of the worst experience for our clients.
If you or someone you know needs help, please contact our 24-hour hotline at 1-877-701-SAFE (7233). We are here to help.
The number one reason a client would return to her abuser is because she doesn't have access to safe housing.
SafeHaven assists in providing significantly subsidized housing for an allotted time for families seeking independence, and in some cases, permanent housing for chronically homeless survivors with a disabling condition. During their stay, clients are offered continued case management, support groups and financial education to ensure success. Additionally, children in the housing program celebrate Camp Heart where they experience a sleep-away weekend camp!
It is never too early to talk about healthy relationships!
In order to cease future domestic violence, SafeHaven provides an evidence-based multi-session program teaching Tarrant County students from elementary to high school about respect, anti-bullying, and the building blocks of healthy relationships.
In order to address all sides of domestic violence, SafeHaven provides its only fee-based service, the Partner Abuse Intervention Program (PAIP). In PAIP, psychoeducational services are provided to offenders through a state accredited and evidence-based program. Offenders are taught the fundamentals of leading a nonviolent lifestyle through 27, two-hour sessions.