Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC)
In coordination with the Multi-Disciplinary Investigative Team (MDIT), Safe Haven has opened Pike County’s first Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). This new service, housed in Safe Haven’s office, will provide minimal, organized, trauma-sensitive investigation to child abuse cases in Pike County. MDIT is a program put into place to:
- Promote the safety and best interest of the child
- Minimize the trauma experienced by the child
- Avoid duplication of fact-finding, including the child’s exposure to multiple or leading interviews
- Preserve the integrity of justice
- Support justice and healing
Staffed by trained personnel, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Emergency Overnight Assistance
Temporary housing for individuals/families fleeing domestic violence in their homes.
Assisting our clients to define and achieve the personal goals they have set for themselves.
Lethality Assessment Program (LAP)
The Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) is a collaborative effort between Safe haven and local law enforcement to provide an evidence-based approach to preventing intimate partner homicide.
Accompaniment to court and/or custody hearings, assistance with Protection Orders (PFA, SVPO, PFI), and compensation claim assistance.
Support and accompaniment for clients seeking medical attention as a result of crime or abuse.
All Violence Response Team (AVRT)
A response team of trained volunteers and staff that works in coordination with the police departments in Pike County to immediately assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or other crimes. AVRT is available 24/7.
Primary prevention/education and awareness programs for healthy relationships, anti-bullying, and personal safety for students PK-12.
Confidential meetings of survivors of crime and/or abuse helping other survivors to cope and heal. Call the Hotline (570-296-HELP) for more information.
Presentations and Trainings
Available to present to various businesses and organizations about how domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes effects and interfaces with the work that they do.
Pike County Correctional Facility (PCCF)
Recognizing that sometimes coping with domestic violence and sexual violence leads to desperate choices, Safe Haven leads a support group for the incarcerated men and women of PCCF; offering skills and planning to those men and women who have struggled with domestic and sexual violence in their lives. One-on-one direct service is also provided to survivors in PCCF.
Pike County Taskforce on Interpersonal Violence
Collaboration of local stakeholders committed to non-violence and healthy relations in Pike County.