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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

purple ribbonIn 1987 the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was observed. That same year marks the initiation of the first domestic violence toll-free hotline, and in 1989, the U.S. Congress passed Public Law 101-112 designating October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Since then, DV advocates and survivors have continued the fight to raise awareness and support the thousands of affected women, men, and children.

According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, 67,646 adults and children found safety and help at 1,697 domestic violence programs across the United States and U.S. Territories. Many victims seek help at the most critical time, they are in danger and flee when they have no other option but to save themselves and/or the lives of their children.

Here’s what you can do to help support victims of domestic violence and make a difference today:

  • Make a donation to Haven Hills in honor of someone you know who has been impacted by domestic violence.
  • Change your social media profile and photos to a purple ribbon to show your support. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, share our messages of hope and learn more about the facts of domestic violence.
  • Attend one of our upcoming events to promote DVAM; check out our calendar for more information.
  • WATCH and listen to our long-time supporter talk about why she supports Haven Hills

One Woman’s Strength to Break the Cycle of Abuse…and Thrive!

A story published by the Valley Community Legal Foundation of the SFVBA

LISA HERNANDEZ HAD AN IDEAL CHILDHOOD, surrounded and cared for by loving parents. She attended college where she majored in business administration, and soon found herself with a rewarding career. In 2001, Lisa met a man, they fell in love, three years later they were married and Lisa soon became pregnant with her first child. Her life was pleasant, and she was happy.

Read complete article here:  sfv-bar-association-story-oct-2016

Meet Violet

For nearly 40 years, Haven Hills has been a beacon of hope for victims of domestic violence – we offer lifesaving support and resources to anyone looking for the courage and strength to leave an abusive relationship. We provide shelter, counseling and a 24-hour crisis line to give our clients the opportunity to live free from violence. Often we hear from our client’s and we love to share their stories. Recently we received this note:



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Haven Hills Art & Cocktail Reception

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
To raise awareness about the growing issue of domestic violence and the need for increased support, Haven Hills is hosting an Art & Cocktail Reception featuring the uplifting and empowering work of some of LA’s finest artists. To purchase your tickets: https://artandcocktailevent.eventbrite.com


Haven Hills is one of only two domestic violence shelters in the San Fernando Valley. We provide emergency and transitional shelters, counseling and a crisis line, and the opportunity to live a life free from violence.

If you can’t join us, please consider donating — your support saves lives.