Welcome to Haven House Shelter and domestic violence services
Haven House is the only domestic violence shelter for Sandoval County, population 137,608.
Services include: Emergency shelter, case management, support groups, Life-Skills classes, legal advocacy, referrals to job opportunities, housing and other supportive services, therapeutic counseling for both women and their children and children's programs.
Controlling and manipulative behaviors include:
Threats of violence and actual violence such as pushing, slapping, hitting, punching, kicking or strangling; isolation from family and friends, verbal and mental abuse and intimidation, extreme jealously, constantly checking another's phone calls, texts, emails or whereabouts, humiliation and blaming, controlling finances, threatening to harm or harming children or pets.
When you decide to leave an abusive situation, there is some information you need to know.
- Get to a room with a door or a window to escape. Go to a safe place and call 911 to get medical attention if you are hurt.
- Call 911 and get the name and badge number of the officers who arrive.
- Contact a domestic violence program, the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800)799-7233, or go to a safehouse or shelter.
IF YOU NEED EMERGENCY SHELTER ANY TIME DURING THE DAY OR NIGHT, CALL US AT 1.800.526.7157You may be asking yourself the question: Why/How did this happen to me? There is no need to feel ashamed. One out of every three women experiences domestic violence at least once in her lifetime. You are not alone. We are here to help.
Domestic Violence is defined as the attempt by one person to control and manipulate another through the use of intimidation, physical force, emotional abuse, financial deprivation, psychological violence, assault (the threat of violence) and battery (physical violence.) It can happen to anyone. Domestic violence includes any continual act of violence toward an intimate partner or family member. Domestic violence is a crime and must be reported.