MODESTO -- Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus is a catalyst for individual empowerment and societal change. Among many things, the Modesto-based Haven promotes safety and healing for women and children who have experienced domestic or sexual violence.
Address: 618 13th St., Modesto 95354
Phone number: (209) 524-4331
Web site: www.havenwcs.org
One-on-one and group counseling.
Legal services (restraining order assistance and court accompaniment).
Education and outreach.
24-hour crisis line.
How we serve those in need:
On average in the past six years, Haven has assisted 3,000 victims, survivors and children per year, agencywide. There is no typical client; domestic and sexual violence affects people across socio-economic strata, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender. Haven services are offered at no cost to anyone who has been affected by partner violence.
How a $10 donation can help:1. Diapers for a child in the shelter.
2. Socks and underwear for a child in the shelter.
3. Toiletries for a woman in the shelter.
$25 donation:1. Blanket, pillow and sheets for a shelter resident.
2. Group counseling session for support group clients.
3. Meals for a mother and child at the shelter.
$50 donation:1. Bedding for a family at the shelter.
2. Two or three one-on-one counseling sessions for a client.
3. Materials and snacks for a Kids Count group.
$100 donation:1. New clothing for a small family at the shelter.
2. Several days' worth of food for shelter residents.
3. Educational materials and give-away items for an awareness event.
We are always accepting volunteers, both for providing direct service with clients and for helping with fundraising and other events. To volunteer in direct service, please call Volunteer and Training Program Manager Michele Aiken at (209) 524-4331. If you're interested in volunteering for fundraising activities, please contact Belinda Rolicheck, (209) 524-4331.
Anything else we should know?
Haven Women's Center is proud to announce the upcoming opening of a second service site in Turlock. Anyone interested in working with us, donating or learning more about this project should contact Belinda Rolicheck at (209) 524-4331.
Editor's Note: Due to privacy concerns with their clients, there is no photo with Haven.