‘Tis the Season to Give Back
The year-end holidays are around the corner; each year we count on the support of our generous donors to provide our families with heartfelt feasts and gifts to celebrate the holidays – Haven Hills is asking for your support to make the holidays special for our families in need.
To respect the cultural diversity of our clients, this Thanksgiving we ask you to consider donating gift cards to local grocery stores so clients may celebrate and prepare meals that honor their cultural traditions. Local grocery stores include Vallarta, Ralphs and Food 4 Less.
And during the December holidays – we greatly appreciate and welcome new toys for our resident children, and/or gift cards for parents to purchase their children's gifts.
For more information about donating gift cards or toys this holiday season please contact:
Happy Holidays, and on behalf of the clients we serve – Thank you!
Wine, Food & Art Soiree - Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Wine, Food & Art Soiree on Thursday, October 23 at The Villa in Woodland Hills. Together, we raised over $16,000 – all proceeds support our programs, providing critical, life-saving and life-changing services to our clients and community, allowing us to remain steadfast in our goal to assist victims of domestic violence and break the cycle of violence.
The evening featured Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra speaking about his efforts to prevent and end domestic violence, as well as his support for Haven Hills. In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, we also showcased our client’s artwork part of the “I CAN WE CAN” initiative. The I CAN WE CAN initiative is a socially engaged art project created by A Window Between Worlds to strengthen, connect and expand the community united to end interpersonal violence, the project has engaged over 10,000 participants to date, including Haven Hills, please click here to view our I CAN WE CAN Online Gallery. Emily Janes, Haven Hills’ Outreach Coordinator, spoke about the impact of art as a healing tool for clients – “many times a client’s body was a source of pain and trauma, crafting an empowering statement “I CAN…” on one’s own body transforms that pain into strength, and is many times the first step toward healing and empowerment”.
During the evening guests were invited to write their “I CAN” pledge to end domestic violence.
“I CAN DEMAND AN END TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE”
“I CAN LOVE AND HAVE COMPASSION FOR EVERYONE”
“I CAN BE A LIFEBOAT TO THOSE IN NEED”
“I CAN VOLUNTEER. I CAN LEARN. I CAN HELP.”
“I CAN AND WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT AND GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT HAVEN HILLS AND STOPPING THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE.”
We hope everyone will remember their personal commitment to prevent and end domestic violence – together we can end domestic violence and ensure everyone lives a life free from violence.
Once again, on behalf of Haven Hills and the clients we serve, thank you.
Take A Stand Against Domestic Violence Today
You’ve seen the video – former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice punching and rendering unconscious his then fiancée/now wife Janay Palmer, and then dragging her limp, unresponsive body into a hallway.
Those brutal images bring to life what so many victims of domestic violence endure every, single day in this country. This week Haven Hill’s Executive Director, Sara Berdine met with NBC 4 and Fox 11 news to talk about the Rice video, she stated “this goes on every day for victims of domestic violence, why does it have to take a high profile case to get people’s attention to understand how serious domestic violence is?”
How many more high-profile images and videos need to surface before we say enough is enough?
Help us help victims of domestic violence by making a donation today.
Haven Hills Responds to Ray Rice Domestic Violence Video
September 8, 2014 - New video surfaced today showing Baltimore Raven's running back Ray Rice punching and rendering unconscious his then fiancée Janay Palmer at an Atlantic City hotel in February 2014. Haven Hills condemns Rice and demands further criminal charges against him. We urge this reprehensible act, caught on video, bring domestic violence to the public forefront, encouraging meaningful dialogue about domestic violence and the cycle of abuse, and impact on individuals, families and communities. We urge legislatures to strengthen laws and public policy to prosecute perpetratorsand protect victims of domestic violence. Click here for our full statement
Haven Hills Releases 2013 Annual Report
Haven Hills is pleased to announce the release of our 2013 Annual Report.
In 2013, we received more than 8,000 calls through our Crisis Line; 76% of Crisis Shelter residents broke the cycle of violence; and more than 400 individuals received support, counseling, advocacy and referrals from our Outreach Program.
Just $10.00 a month can make a HUGE difference
It's easy to save a life. A monthly pledge of any amount will help Haven Hills provide counseling, shelter, food and clothing to hundreds of women and children each year. Your generous gift is absolutely essential to saving the lives of victims of domestic violence in our community. As you may know, our services are funded in part by government grants which are decreasing each year. Funding affects staffing capacity, and the services and support our clients depend on.
You can make a difference. An example of the kinds of things your generosity provides:
- $50 - school supplies for a child in our Crisis Shelter
- $150 - Food for a week for a shelter family
- $250 - a night of safety for a woman in crisis
- $500 - a month of counseling for a woman on her way to self sufficiency
- $1000 - a week of safety for a family
To make a donation click here. When they leave the shelter, the women say "You saved my life." Thank you for saving lives.
Did you know?
- Over 80% of every dollar raised goes directly to our services
- Only 60% of our revenue comes from Government Funding
- 27% comes from individuals, corporations and foundations
- Approximately 80% of our cost is for personnel
- This includes:
- Shelter staff – around the clock staffing
- Our counselors – children’s counselors and adult counselor
- Intake staff on our 24/7 Crisis Line
- Outreach Counselors for our group counseling services
- Other administrative staff including Training Facilitator, Facilities Manager and accounting and fundraising staff.
Our clients rely on you for these life saving services.Click here to make a donation.
Raise funds for Haven Hills – no cost to you!
As you well know, our organization has been hit by dramatic decreases in funding, sponsorships and, despite your unparalleled generosity at our recent gala "Evening of Hope", we will still face short falls in the coming year. We continue to look for new ways of sustaining our programs in a time of economic uncertainty and ever-increasing demands from our community.
We are very proud to announce a new program that, only with your help, can reduce the impact our struggling economy has had on Haven Hills and those we benefit. We have entered a partnership with Community Funding Solutions (CFS), a company that provides substantial and sustainable funding to charities through real estate transactions.
The idea is simple: when you buy or sell a home through the CFS network, you can designate Haven Hills as your preferred charity directing 20% of the real estate agent's commission to us! CFS-registered agents are committed to this fund raising program and will be anticipating your participation to help our women and children.
Please take a few minutes to look at our No Cost Giving Page on the CFS website under the "Featured Charities" tab. Simply sign up now and designate our organization as your preferred charity. When you are ready to buy or sell a home, be sure to do it through CFS so that Haven Hills and those we serve will benefit from a substantial donation made possible by you.
Sara J. Berdine
Haven Hills is a 501 (c) (3) agency designated by the IRS. Federal Identification Number 95-3196247
You Can Save A Life
Your financial contributions are vital to the brave women and children who turn to Haven Hills to escape a life of violence.
You can make a one-time donation or choose to make a recurring gift each month.
Your ongoing monthly contribution will ensure year-round support for the women and children in our shelters.
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