24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 570-296-HELP (4357)
Individual Empowerment Advocacy
You can meet with a trained and dedicated advocate to discuss your goals and available options, create safety plans, understand more about the violence or crime that you have experienced, and much more. Our advocates are here to help YOU define and achieve YOUR goals. As barriers arrive, your advocate can work with you on deciding how to overcome them.
Your sessions are completely confidential and cannot be discussed with a 3rd party (not even the police) unless you disclose child abuse, thoughts of homicide or thoughts of suicide.
Safe Haven believes there is power in numbers and wants you to know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE! We strive to bring survivors together to discuss their experiences and hurdles and help one another heal from their past trauma.
The legal and criminal justice systems can be extremely confusing, especially in a time of crisis. Safe Haven advocates are here to help you through the process of filing and obtaining a Protection From Abuse Order (PFA), Protections From Intimidation Order (PFI) or a Sexual Violence Protection Order (SVPO).
Advocates can also accompany you to court proceedings and refer you to local lawyers.
If you have been injured due to a crime or assault, Safe Haven advocates can help you find doctors or professionals in your area. We can also accompany you to your medical appointments as they relate to the violence.
24-Hour Crisis Hotline
Safe Haven operates a 24 hour, 365 days a year, hotline that will ALWAYS be answered by a live, trained advocate. We understand that violence and trauma does not stop at 5 pm and that many of our clients suffer from night terrors because of their past abuse. We are here to listen and provide services at any hour of the day and night.
If you need immediate support, call our hotline today! 570-296-HELP (4357)
Safe Haven is able to provide emergency overnight shelter to victims fleeing domestic violence. Advocates are available to work with the victim throughout the crisis to help ensure their safety and, once the immediate crisis is addressed, will meet with the victim the to discuss alternate shelter options.
Children’s Advocacy Center
In collaboration with the Pike County District Attorney’s office and the Multi-Disciplinary Investigative Team (MDIT), Safe Haven has opened Pike County’s first Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). This new service, housed at Safe Haven’s office in Milford, will provide trauma-sensitive investigations for children involved in child abuse cases throughout the county.
When a report of child abuse is made, a trained forensic interviewer from the District Attorney’s office will “interview” the child in an informal and comfortable manner. This interview is recorded and watched live by a team of investigators (Children & Youth, Law Enforcement, Detective, etc.) in a separate room. This ensures that all parties have the same information and that the child is not re-victimized by multiple interviews.
Education & Prevention
Safe Haven has a wide variety of educational prevention activities that we are able to offer, free of charge, to any school or community organization that requests it! These presentations include topics such as healthy boundaries, bullying prevention, violence in the media, understanding feelings, and much more! For a full list of Safe Haven’s educational programs, call our office at 570-296-2827. Please click below for examples of our education and prevention programming
Safe Haven advocates can provide services for victims of crime and their significant others who have been affected by the crime. Advocates can help you navigate the criminal justice system, apply for Victim’s Compensation, process through any trauma, find a higher level of counseling, and accompany you to any legal proceedings that are related to the crime.
Examples of other crimes include (but are not limited to):
- assault (physical or sexual),
- bullying (cyber, physical, verbal),
- child abuse (physical or sexual) or neglect,
- child pornography,
- financial crime (fraud, identify theft),
- hate crimes,
- homicide survivors,
- kidnapping (custodial/non-custodial),
- mass violence,
- vehicular crime (hit & run),
- terroristic threats,