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 Population Served: 

HAVEN has helped domestic violence and sexual assault victims and their families escape abuse and create safer lives for over 45 years. Our survivor-centered services honor survivors as experts of their own experiences.


 Geographic Area: 

Oakland County, MI




HAVEN’s residential program is Oakland County’s only 24-hour emergency shelter exclusively for domestic violence and sexual assault victims and their children.  Every victim is asked to go through a screening process before coming into the shelter. Screenings for the shelter are done through the crisis and support line. Screenings ensure that the individual’s needs match our mission and guiding principles. Individuals needing other types of shelter or services are assisted with referrals.  Access to our shelter is available only through the Crisis and Support Line at 248-334-1274.  Learn more about the HAVEN shelter.

Counseling Services


The non-residential Counseling Program serves children and adults that have been affected by domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Specialized groups and individual counseling are provided at no charge. When recommended by the court, supervised exchanges are available. Learn more about HAVEN counseling services.

Social Action


Advocates provide support and education for victims moving through the legal system, and provide immediate crisis intervention and emotional support for victims and their families after an assault. Learn more about legal advocacy at HAVEN.

Safe Therapeutic Assault Response Team (START):  Forensic nurse examiners and first responders provide a comprehensive forensic exam and compassionate emotional support for victims of sexual assault. Learn more about the START-Forensic Nurse Examiner team.

Support Groups


HAVEN offers a variety of groups for victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Contact HAVEN to register for a support group. Learn more about HAVEN support groups.

Personal Protection Order (PPO)

The Personal Protection Order Advocacy Program assists stalking and domestic violence victims who are trying to obtain a PPO, such as a restraining order. The PPO program is located at the Oakland County Courthouse. Learn about a Personal Protection Order.

 In-Kind and Wish List: 

Not at this time.

 Volunteer Opportunities: 

  • HAVEN was originally founded by volunteers in 1975. They were the cornerstone of our programs then, and today remain a vital and integral part of the HAVEN team. Our volunteers help us bring about real change in the lives of those we serve. Often though, it’s the volunteers who walk away from their time having changed the most.

    If you would like to volunteer on a long-term, consistent basis with us, you will be interested in considering these ways to volunteer at HAVEN. CLICK HERE!


 Employment Opportunities: 


Not only does HAVEN do great work…HAVEN is a great place to work.  Our goal is to be an employer of choice that consists of high-quality staff — that is why we seek to hire the best in the field. Individuals with a great work ethic, sound values, and a drive for excellence are welcome to apply. But most importantly, we look for people who share our passion for ending intimate partner and gender-based violence.  As an employee of HAVEN, you’ll enjoy a workplace that celebrates diversity and continually strives to foster a positive, flexible, engaging work environment — where building relationships and empowering colleagues is encouraged, and where self-awareness and self-care are valued so that one can provide quality service to others. 


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 Contact Information:  

Phone:  (248) 334-1284
Toll Free:  (877) 922-1274
Crisis and Support:  (248) 334-1274

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