HAVEN SOCIETY: Promoting the safety of women, children, youth & families


Business Number: 119261105RR0001

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

Women's Counselling

Transition House in Nanaimo

Safe House in Parksville-Qualicum

Community Victim Services - Nanaimo & Parksville

Drop In

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

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