As Our Garden Grows…Please Help Support The Haven Garden Project

A sampling from our garden

“A garden is an idea, a space, an action. For some residents, the buzz of honey bees is a restful liturgy, for others, a busying activity for their talented, energetic children. Our garden is a culmination of the efforts and support of many people, and many hands. Please join us in helping the garden bear […]

Celebrating Michigan’s New Felony Strangulation Law

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It’s true. All of us working in advocacy land are genuinely thrilled about this new law that went into effect April 1, 2013. Of course it seems odd to be so excited about something so cryptic, but hear me out. This is a giant victory for batterer accountability and enhanced protection for survivors of abuse. […]

EXPOSURE 2013: Women’s Skateboarding Sponsorship

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I need your help to raise funds & awareness for my event! EXPOSURE is a benefit event that not only provides a much-needed avenue for pro and amateur female skateboarders to excel but this year has partnered with The Community Resource Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3),that raises money for victims of domestic violence. We encourage girls […]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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One in two Americans live in fear.  Fear of being beaten, raped and/or abused.  Consciously or unconsciously, the fear permeates all facets of life — home, work, recreation, school, even shopping. So who is experiencing this fear? Women and girls, from the very young to the elderly.  For many years the burden of this fear fell […]

One in One: Silence Is Implicit

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It’s a familiar statistic: one in three girls will be battered by their dating partner. This is especially visible in February, which is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. But a far more pressing statistic is that one in one of us is a witness to intimate partner violence and sexual assault. We all know someone […]

Understand Your Role In Preventing Domestic Violence

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Here are some things you can do, on both personal and community levels, to help prevent domestic violence and sexual assault. On a Personal Level: Believe survivors. Don’t blame victims. Educate yourself on violence against women by learning the facts and the prevalence. For example, did you know most sex offenders aren’t strangers? Eighty-six percent […]

Technology- Friend and/or Foe?

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Irony — my word of the day. During the past few evenings I have been searching for safety devices for my mother who has dementia. Today I have been researching and preparing my notes for an interview with a reporter about how technology can be a significant safety risk to individuals in a violent relationship. […]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Did you know that 1 out of 3 women are affected by domestic violence? HAVEN offers counseling and advocacy that acknowledge that leaving an abusive relationship is not easy nor does it mean the violence will stop. Call HAVEN’s Crisis and support line to obtain services 248-334-1284.

Creating Safety- Beth Morrison, CEO, HAVEN

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Beth Morrison, president and CEO, HAVEN Age: 50 Beth Morrison didn’t set out to save the world. As a Central Michigan University student, she thought she’d become a school teacher. But in her second year of college, Morrison volunteered at a new domestic violence shelter simply for the sociology extra-credit a professor was offering. And she […]

Charlie Sheen – Anger Management vs Battering Intervention

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From The Haven Blog Actor Charlie Sheen pled guilty recently to a misdemeanor assault charge which stemmed from his arrest in December after assaulting his wife. As part of his plea agreement, he is to complete a 36 hour anger management program. Brooke Sheen in her police statement reported that the actor threatened to kill […]