Haven House - Battered Women and Children's Shelter

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Los Angeles 

Domestic Violence Shelter

670 South Morengo Pasadena, Ca 91105


Haven House has been in existence since 1964 as a battered women and children’s shelter program.  In fact, Haven House was the first shelter of its kind in the nation.  Here is a brief description.  Haven house also has a 24 hour crisis hotline which assists over 2,000 victims of domestic violence per year.


Haven House is a 30 day domestic violence emergency shelter program, operating 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  Our target population is victims of domestic violence and their children up to age 17 years old.  Services include shelter, food, clothing, case management, social service advocacy, legal assistance, professional and paraprofessional individual and group counseling, parenting education, art therapy, household establishment assistance, transportation, and community outreach, prevention and education.  Haven House operates a 24 hour/7day per week crisis hotline which assists callers looking for help in a variety of circumstances, including callers seeking admission to our shelter services.

Eligibility criteria includes:  being a victim of domestic violence, non-suicidal, non-homicidal and non-psychotic; willingness to participate in all aspects of our program and acceptance of all rules and safety plans; willingness to work toward goals and geographic safety (i.e., has no friends, family, acquaintances, daily activities, etc. located too closely to the actual shelter).

Haven House services are located in SPA 3, Supervisorial District 5, but as most domestic violence emergency shelters do, we service victims from all geographic areas, including out of state.

Serving 150 people a month, a battered womens and childrens shelter.


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