24-hour hotlines provide immediate crisis intervention. Victims and their dependent children receive temporary emergency shelter, food, clothing, and counseling (both individual and group).
*Outreach counseling is available in both Lake & Sumter Counties.
*Transitional living is available to those victims requiring longer term physical and/or emotional healing.
Legal Advocacy provides victims with referrals and/or legal representation in cases of protective injunctions, child custody and/or support and other legal issues. The advocate can also help secure financial assistance and restitution under the Victims of Crime Act.
Children's Services provides counseling, advocacy, and/or referrals for children through 17 years of age, who are victims of, or witness to domestic and/or sexual abuse, Group counseling and Positive Parenting sessions are available for caregivers of these children to assist in dealing with and caring for troubled kids.
Male victims of domestic violence may also receive Haven services. Our Domestic Violence services are available to ALL our clients FREE of charge.
Counseling; Group & Individual.
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence programs for children and adults.
Assistance with transition to the community: housing, furniture, food, clothing, etc.
24hr/7days response to all hospitals and police departments to serve victims with trauma situations: Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault; Rape exams.
Legal Services: accompany client to court for all types of hearings, such as Civil, Criminal, Family, DCF, Divorce, Custody, etc.
Counseling and/or education program in local prison for inmates being released back into the community within 30 days.
Children's groups are scheduled at the same time as the adult group so there are no child care issues.
Information and Referral to and transportation to other agencies for services needed by clients not offered by Haven; such as Food Stamp programs, Unemployment, Mental Health Services, etc.
Information and Referral for child care or day care for working parents.
If you or someone who know has been a victim of domestic violence, please reach out to the Haven of Lake & Sumter Counties, Inc. at 352.787.5800