Safe Haven of Person County is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. We provide information, assistance, and support throughout the community.

Your Safety is our top priority.  If you need immediate assistance, dial 911. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-7233 or call your local Crisis Line at 336-599-7233  

24 Hour Crisis Line

336-599-7233

Administrative Offices:

336-330-0331 or 336-599-0216

www.personcountysafehaven.org

We can help

Temporary emergency shelter, counseling, Advocacy, Legal and Community Referrals Call us 

336.330.0331 or 336.599.7233

What is it?
  • "Human trafficking is the business of stealing freedom for profit. In some cases, traffickers trick, defraud or physically force victims into providing commercial sex. In others, victims are lied to, assaulted, threatened or manipulated into working under inhumane, illegal or otherwise unacceptable conditions. It is a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 24.9 million people around the world." definition via https://humantraffickinghotline.org/what-human-trafficking.

Vulnerability
  • Human Traffickers often use certain risk factors to their advantage to cause dependency in their victims. Some of these factors may include, but isn't limited to; mental health diagnoses, recent migration, substance use, being a runaway or homeless youth, and more. Although these are common risks to trafficking, anyone can fall victim regardless of race, gender, and ethnicity. Human Traffickers themselves also range in all demographics, some using privilege, wealth, and power as means to control their victims, and others in the same social and economic status as their victims.  

How the control works
  • Human Traffickers use many control tactics, with the most common being physical and mental abuse and threats, isolation from those you trust, and economic abuse. In order to secure control, they create promises and trust between them and the victim. This can include promises of fixing and addressing their needs/wants. Psychological trauma, shame, emotional attachment, and physical threats to themselves or family can cause survivors fear in escaping the situation. 

What are the signs?

Common Work and Living Conditions: The individual(s) in question
  • Is not free to leave or come and go at will

  • Is under 18 and is providing commercial sex acts

  • Is in the commercial sex industry and has a pimp / manager

  • Is unpaid, paid very little, or paid only through tips

  • Works excessively long and/or unusual hours

  • Is not allowed breaks or suffers under unusual restrictions at work

  • Owes a large debt and is unable to pay it off

  • Was recruited through false promises concerning the nature and conditions of his/her work

  • High security measures exist in the work and/or living locations (e.g. opaque windows, boarded up windows, bars on windows, barbed wire, security cameras, etc.)

  • Is living and working on site

  • Experiences verbal or physical abuse by their supervisor

  • Is not given proper safety equipment

  • Is not paid directly

  • Is forced to meet daily quotas

Poor Mental Health or Abnormal Behavior
  • Is fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, or nervous/paranoid

  • Exhibits unusually fearful or anxious behavior after bringing up law enforcement or immigration officials

  • Shows signs of substance use or addiction

Poor Physical Health
  • Shows signs of poor hygiene, undernourishment, and/or fatigue

  • Shows signs of physical and/or sexual abuse, physical restraint, confinement, or torture

Lack of Control
  • Has few or no personal possessions

  • Is frequently monitored

  • Is not in control of their own money, financial records, or bank account

  • Is not in control of their own identification documents (ID or passport)

  • Is not allowed or able to speak for themselves (a third party may insist on being present and/or translating)

Other
  • Claims of just visiting and inability to clarify where they are staying/address

  • Lack of knowledge of whereabouts and/or do not know what city he/she is in

  • Appear to have lost sense of time

  • Shares scripted, confusing, or inconsistent stories

  • Protects the person who may be hurting them or minimizes abuse

https://humantraffickinghotline.org/human-trafficking/recognizing-signs

"Note: According to federal law, any minor under the age of 18 engaging in commercial sex is a victim of sex trafficking, regardless of the presence of force, fraud, or coercion.

If you believe you are a victim of human trafficking or may have information about a potential trafficking situation, please contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911."

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Statistics for

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  • 1 in 4 adolescents report experiencing verbal, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse from a dating partner each year.

  • Witnessing violence between one’s parents or caretakers is the strongest risk factor of transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next.

  • Studies show that 3-4 million children between the ages of 3-17 are at risk of exposure to domestic violence each year.

  • U.S. government statistics say that 95% of domestic violence cases involve women victims of male partners. The children of these women often witness the domestic violence.

  • 1 in 4 girls (25%) are sexually abused by the age of 18.

  • 1 in 6 boys (17%) are sexually abused by the age of 18.

  • Most teen sexual abuse victims (7 in 10, or 70%) know their abuser. It is generally a family member, or someone close to the family.

 

ABOUT

 

Our Mission:

 

Safe Haven of Person County, Inc. is a community supported human service organization dedicated to assisting victims/survivors and their families in ending domestic and sexual violence and discrimination in their lives through education, systems change, building community partnerships, and ensuring availability and accessibility of support services.

 

Contact Information

Administrative Office

29 Abbitt Street (Administrative Office 336-330-0331) or
119 S. Main St., Roxboro, NC 27573
Tel. 336-597-8699 - 336 599 7233 (24 hour Crisis Line)
admin@personcountysafehaven.org

The Jumble Store

119 S. Main St., Roxboro, NC 27573
Tel. 336-599-1526
jumblestore@personcountysafehaven.org

HOURS:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 P.M. Thursdays 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 P.M.

Sexual Assault Office

915 Ridge Road

Roxboro, North Carolina 27573

336-599-0216

Important Numbers

Safe Haven Crisis Line 336-599-7233
National (DV) Crisis Line 1-800-799-7233
TTY 1-800-787-3224

The Board

What We Do

Our agency is specifically designed to provide services for individuals affected by domestic violence and their children. Our program offer emergency 24-hour hotlines, information and referrals, education, support groups, advocacy and accompaniment.

Our agency provides both residential and/or non-residential services. Residential services include access to emergency shelter or a safe dwelling should our shelter not be available, our location is kept confidential for safety purposes.  As a shelter we provide residents with a bedroom, personal hygiene products, food, and clothing

as well as provide advocacy, support groups, give information and referrals as necessary or requested and provide emotional support to residents. We have staff available (24) hours a day at a shelter while there are residents in our shelter.  Our crisis line is available and open 24 hours a day (7) days a week.  We also provide non-residential services with all the above services requested by clients as well.

We are Certified Address Confidentiality Program Assistants (need help, call us).

“Seek out others who have been through some of the same experiences.  Surround yourself with compassionate people who will uplift you and encourage you to keep moving forward in a positive direction.”

-Domestic Violence Survivor

YOU ARE NOT ALONE!  We understand that coming forward and asking for help is often difficult and in most cases intimidating.  You are never alone and we are trained and ready to help you through this temporary crisis.  You deserve to live a life that is free of violence.Domestic Violence is not about a family argument.  Domestic Violence is about criminal behavior.If you think you are being abused, help is available in Person County for you.  If you want information about Domestic Violence, information is available here in Person County.  We have trained advocates that can come and speak to your club, church, groups and or organizations here in Person County.  We are readily available to come and talk with you and your programs about the severity of Domestic Violence and how it affects us all.

Do You Think You May Be At Risk?  Has someone hit you, threatened to hurt you, pushed, shoved, kicked or choked you, maybe locked you up or held you against your will, raped or forced you to have sex against your will, damaged your property, stalked you or maybe even broken into your home?  If any of these are happening or has happened to you, there is help, call our crisis line at 336-599-7233 and break the cycle of violence, together we can make it happen.  IT IS OK TO SPEAK UP.

IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER CALL 911.  A Police Officer or Deputy Sheriff will respond and investigate.  They can also contact Safe Haven on your behalf and an advocate on call can assist you with immediate emergency services whether it’s safekeeping within the county and or help with finding safe shelter outside of the county.  WHATEVER YOU DO GET OUT BEFORE IT’S TO LATE!

Trevie ADAMS

Chairman of the Board

Kay WINBUSH

Treasurer/Finance Officer

Melinda DAVIS

Board Member

Brenda HOLLINGSWORTH

Board Member

George NAYLOR, SR.

Board Member

Janet Moore

Board Member

THANK YOU TO OUR GRANTORS

A special thank you to the grantors that help Safe Haven of Person County continue to make a positive impact.