For 40 years, Haven Society has promoted the integrity and safety of women, children, youth, and families and the development of a respectful and healthy community in Central Vancouver Island. Last year, we offered emergency shelter and a continuum of services as well as violence prevention education and advocacy for 5,000 women, children, youth, and men.
Haven has a strong reputation in our community and in B.C. as a leading anti-violence organization and as a respected leader, trainer, and collaborator. Haven operates as part of a coordinated and collaborative partnership in the community's Positive Social Response to power based and gender based crimes.
- Regional and provincial leader in addressing violence against women, children, youth, and families
- Collaborator with regional and provincial partners on a coordinated positive social response to power based crimes
- Responsive to community needs by developing new programs and services
- Respected, knowledgeable innovators who develop and deliver training regionally and across B.C.
Services We Offer
Transition House in Nanaimo
Safe House in Parksville-Qualicum
Community Victim Services - Nanaimo & Parksville
PEACE/Youth & Children Who Witness Abuse
24-Hour Crisis Line
What People Are Saying
" You’re the first person to ever 'get' what I’m going through, what it means to be a victim of sexual assault. You just get it. It’s exactly what I needed to hear."
— Client - Nanaimo Community Victim Services
"I feel like I have become a stronger individual since my first night here. The continuous support has helped my son and I in this way."
— Client - Nanaimo Transition House
"The finance and support I received gave me an opportunity to get myself in a better situation. My children have a happier mother."
— Client - Outreach Program
"I have learned it’s ok to stand up for myself in a respectful way. No one deserves to be treated badly."
— 10-year old client - PEACE Program
"Connection with women and staff helps me to feel safe and able to move forward."
— Client - Parksville-Qualicum Safe House
"I was raped when I was 6 by my mother’s boyfriend. I held my teddy bear so I couldn’t see him. Through counselling I got to change the ending of the story. I am loveable. I love myself."
— Client - Women's Counselling