HAVEN's Vision

Sustain safe and healthy relationships.

 

Our Mission Statement
We serve and empower those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.



History

HAVEN of Tioga County began in the fall of 1984 when three groups (the Mansfield branch of the American Association of University Women, the Women's Resource Network, and the local chapter of the National Organization of Women) joined together in an effort to provide a network of "safe houses" for local victims of domestic violence. We began with many dedicated volunteers, a phone line, office space donated by a local church, and space in three private homes as shelter. In 1996, we were able to open Hope House, a permanent shelter to provide safe respite for victims and their children. We have developed a strong education and outreach program that provides learning opportunities for area schools, civic organizations, and the community as a whole.



Our Funding Agencies