Safe Haven offers age appropriate supportive counseling to children who have been sexually abused. The child advocate also provides services at local schools and social service agencies upon request. Art therapy is also available to children who have been abused.
Safe Haven offers individual counseling to rape victims and incest survivors. Safe Haven also offers a variety of support groups for survivors. These include a group for incest survivors, parents of children who have been sexually abused and a group for male survivors. Safe Haven also offers groups at local social service agencies who have a population of sexual assault victims.
People who identify as LGBT+ experience violence and abuse at disproportionate rates. Almost half of all transgender people have experienced sexual assault.
Can I receive Safe Haven Services if I identify? – Yes!!!
Did you know:
- 1 in 4 Gay Men experience domestic violence
- 1 out of 4 LGBTQ+ youth experience abuse by a partner
- 25-33% of LGBTQ+ people experience abuse by a partner
- Over half of People who identify as trans have experienced some form of partner abuse
Any sexual activity that is forced or nonconsensual by means of psychological coercion or physical abuse. It includes all acts of sexual violence such as rape, forced sodomy, forced oral copulation, acts committed with foreign objects, sexual threats and intimidation, incest, sexual assault by intimate partners, child sexual abuse, human sexual trafficking, sexual harassment, street harassment and any other unwanted sexual activity. Sexual assault or rape can happen to anyone. People of any age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or physical ability can experience sexual assault.
Sexual assault is any behavior or contact of a sexual nature that is unwanted – from sexual harassment to rape. Sexual assault occurs any time a person is forced, coerced, and/or manipulated into any unwanted sexual activity. Women and girls, men and boys of all economic classes, races and levels of education can be victims of sexual assault.
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in a relationship used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over the other partner. Domestic violence can be actions or threats of actions that influence or control another person’s behavior and decisions and are meant to intimidate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, coerce, blame, or injure.
Stalking behaviors may include repeated unwanted phone calls, unwanted gifts or letters, damage to a home, car, or property, monitoring phone calls or computer use and other actions that control, track, or frighten. Most victims are stalked by someone they know, such as a current or former intimate partner, acquaintance, friend or relative.