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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.
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.
A Note From Our Executive Director:
October is observed as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it is a way for all of us to join in with our community and those all over the world in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the "Day of Unity" held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. https://nrcdv.org/dvam/DVAM-history
Safe Haven of Person County’s mission is to assist all victims of domestic violence and sexual assault whether it be economic, sexual and or physical abuse. Our vision and belief is that every person has the right to be safe, be heard, be empowered, and free from the fear of violence. It is our goal to provide quality, compassionate, and non-judgmental services in a manner that fosters self-respect and independence in persons that are experiencing any type of violence.
2019 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Theme is Change Happens Here. Join us in commemorating Domestic Violence Awareness Month by spreading the message that no matter who or where we are, we are capable of making change to end domestic violence in the places that we live, work, and play. We know that when it comes to ending violence, no matter who or where we are, Change Happens Here - Change Happens Everywhere.
Safe Haven has served (163) unduplicated Domestic Violence and or Sexual Assault clients via crisis line, shelter, victims compensation claims, advocacy, mental health referrals, safe housing, counseling and or community referrals since last fiscal year reporting. This number does not include “repeat” clients that have been counted in a previous reporting. Our services have helped clients from not only Person County, but from each all over the state of NC and beyond. Ages ranged from as young as newborns coming out of the hospital up through the age of 68. The needs were so many, some we assisted and others we tried to find safety in other counties and or with the help of having the client relocated for safety reasons. NCCADV reported during the period of January 1 - September 26, 2019, there were (44 Homicides) in the State of NC alone. https://nccadv.org/domestic-violence-info/homicides/homicides-2019. Every one of those lives were one life to many, we have said it a thousand times, there is so much work to do. For everything that you have ever done to assist in helping us to help those we serve, thank you. Join us this month by coming out on October 19th for our Annual Color of Hope Gala; October 9th we will be host NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence at PCC – Room S100 for a Domestic Violence Training, starts at 9:00 a.m. it’s free and open to the public.
Our crisis line is available 24/7 by calling 336.599.7233. Our advocates are available to help by calling 336-597-8699, 336-330-0331 or the Sexual Assault Office at 336-599-0216. We have purple ribbons available at our office. “None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.” ― Paulo Coelho
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)
The Jumble Store
119 S. Main St., Roxboro, NC 27573
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
Safe Haven Crisis Line 336-599-7233
National (DV) Crisis Line 1-800-799-7233
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!
Chairman of the Board
George NAYLOR, SR.
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.