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.
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.
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In the United States three women are murdered by their current or former partners every day. Intimate partner violence is the leading cause of female homicide and injury-related death during pregnancy. Domestic violence affects families at all socio-economic and education levels, and all ethnicities. Its impact on families is enormous and devastating, and the impact on the community as a whole is equally devastating.
Haven Hills provides safety, shelter, and support to all victims of domestic violence while working to break the cycle of abuse. We save lives, inspire change, and transform victims to empowered survivors.
My voice is one that you may hear when you call the Haven Hills 24/7 Crisis Line. I joined up with Haven Hills back in 1981 when I was a grad student in Educational Psychology at Cal State Northridge. I volunteered to complete my field placement hours working with children at the Crisis Shelter and this turned out to be a life-changing experience for me.
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