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5th Annual Evening of Hope – Thursday, May 19th

Join us Thursday, May 19, 2016 at The Garland in North Hollywood for the 5th Annual Evening of Hope, this inspirational event honors and celebrates our exceptional community partners. Through their philanthropic efforts and investments in our community and Haven Hills, our partners transform and save lives, they inspire all of us to engage in the spirit of volunteerism and community building – offering hope to Los Angeles’ most vulnerable citizens. This year’s honors include:

  • Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, The Betty Fisher Legacy Award: Councilmember Bob Blumenfield represents the 3rd Council District, which spans the northwest portion of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, including the communities of Canoga Park, Reseda, Tarzana, Winnetka and Woodland Hills. He is a strong advocate of survivors of domestic violence and Haven Hills. Councilmember Blumenfield has been instrumental in support of domestic violence prevention measures and legislation, his efforts have made a difference in the lives of many people through his work.
  • Verizon, The Community Hope Award: Verizon Communications Inc. is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services. Verizon is committed to improving people’s lives and the communities we serve in the areas of education, healthcare and sustainability. The company is also on the forefront of domestic violence prevention through its HopeLine® from Verizon program and invests in organizations that provide education, prevention, and care for victims and empowerment resources. Verizon supports numerous programs across the country through HopeLine including The National Domestic Violence Hotline and NO MORE. For close to ten years, Verizon has been an amazing supporter of Haven Hills, not only by providing support for our programs, but also by providing hundreds of HopeLine phones for our survivors while staying at our Crisis Shelter.
  • Penny Flinn, Citizen of Distinction Award: Penny Flinn is co-owner and President of Pacific Crest Consultants, specializing in providing services for project entitlements, expediting, and project management for a wide range of projects in Los Angeles. In the past, Penny served on the Board and Land Use Committee for Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA). She has been active in working with City of Los Angeles task forces regarding code simplification and permit streamlining. In 1988 Penny joined the Haven Hill’s Board of Directors, serving as Board President from 1990-1993, and assisted in developing the Haven Two 18-Month Transitional Housing Shelter. Penny and her husband, Gary Morris, are fully engaged in the non-profit and for-profit worlds, in 1993 they formed the Gaia Foundation, a 501-c (3) non-profit dedicated to the premise that the Earth does not belong to us, we belong to the Earth, and have the responsibility to leave a better planet for our children.

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DONATE TO OUR SILENT AUCTION: This is a great opportunity to support Haven Hills, and if you are a business owner this is a great opportunity to promote your business. All auction donors will be listed on the event program and featured on the flash screen during the event. All proceeds from the event and silent auction support our programs, providing critical, life-saving and life-changing services to over 3,500 survivors of domestic violence who reach out to Haven Hills each year. To donate, download the Silent Auction Form here or contact Maria Barahona at mbarahona@havenhills.org or 818.887.7481 Ext. 121.

Silent Auction Donation Wishlist

  • Experiences: Sports tickets, Spa, Beauty services, travel accommodations, frequent flier or rewards miles, walk-ons or set visits to shows, lunch or dinner with a famous person, backstage passes, film festival passes.
  • Food: Restaurant gift certificates, private meals with a chef, gourmet coffee or chocolates, cupcake gift certificates, wine, alcohol, wine tastings.
  • Entertainment: DVD Box sets, Book series, IPods, IPads, Kindle, Tickets to theater performances, TV taping, signed scripts, concert tickets, etc.
  • Memorabilia: Signed sports memorabilia, signed musical instruments, Framed prints of movies or celebrities.
  • Kids: Toys, Blankets, Apparel, Classes, Experiences, kid’s party services.
  • Apparel: Jewelry, watches, sunglasses, scarves, outerwear.
  • Art: Original or lithograph art in frames, ceramic pieces, small sculpture, succulent arrangements, presentation bowls or platters.
  • Miscellaneous: Pet items, vehicle services, housecleaning/organization services, decorator consulting, small furniture pieces, lessons on anything.

You Are Not Alone: The Strength of Haven Hills

Domestic violence can happen to anyone.

Married couples. People who are living together or who are dating. Teens. College students. Newlyweds. So-called “Power Couples” blessed with wealth and fame. Men and women working to raise themselves out of poverty. LGBTQ partners. People with disabilities. Seniors. Anyone.

Domestic violence affects everyone. So we all need to understand what domestic violence is. Learn how to recognize the signs of DV happening in your own life, or in the lives of friends, family, neighbors, co-workers. Anyone you know.

Always remember: Domestic violence shows itself as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to get or keep power and control over an intimate partner.

Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions to influence another person. In an abusive relationship, one intimate partner uses physical, sexual, emotional or other violence to try Read More →

Immigrants and Domestic Violence

Yes, ALL immigrants in the U.S. do have the right to live life free from violence and abuse. Haven Hills has been honored to serve the community in the San Fernando Valley area of Southern California for over forty years. We have become experts on the special challenges that immigrants to the U.S. face. We want our English-speaking and Spanish-speaking communities to recognize that abusive partners have additional ways to exert power and control over their victims due to the victim’s immigration status. If you are an immigrant or refugee in an abusive relationship, you may face challenges that can make it feel difficult to reach out for help. Read the following checklist to find out if you are being manipulated because you are an immigrant:

Are you being isolated? Does your partner control what you do, who you see, who you talk to, where the money is spent? Make you feel bad, humiliated, and worthless? Is your intimate partner preventing you from learning English or communicating with friends, family or the many other people from your home country living right here in Southern California?

Does your partner threaten you with deportation? Is your intimate partner trying to control you by threatening to withdraw your application for legal status?

Has your partner taken possession of important documents that are rightfully yours? Has your abusive partner taken, hidden or destroyed legal documents or papers you need in this country such as passports, resident cards, health insurance or driver’s licenses?

Is your partner manipulating your path to U.S. citizenship or legal residency? Has your partner withdrawn or failed to file papers for your residency? Has your partner lied to you by threatening that you will lose your citizenship or residency if you report the physical or sexual violence to the police? Does your partner tell you that it is your fault he hurts you and says “if only you wouldn’t make him act this way,” he wouldn’t have to withdraw your immigration papers?

Has your partner caused you to lose employment? Has your intimate partner tried to get you fired from your job by Read More →