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Haven of Lake & Sumter Counties, Inc., was established in 1977 to meet the needs of domestic violence victims. In the 30+ years of existence, Haven has expanded its base of services and today provides comprehensive, unduplicated services to victims of domestic violence and sexual violence. Our primary objectives are to provide these victims with alternatives to abuse or life-threatening situations, and empowerment to establish a violence-free life.

Domestic Violence Services


24-hour hotlines provide immediate crisis intervention. Victims and their dependent children receive temporary emergency shelter, food, clothing, and counseling (both individual and group), individual counseling, support group, court room advocacy, referrals to other community organizations, assistance filing for victims compensation and/or victims relocation assistance.

Sexual Assault Services


Rape crisis helpline, available 24 hours a day, provide immediate response to sexually assaulted victims. Our professional staff, with assistance from trained volunteers, provide much needed emotional support for medical examinations and law enforcement investigations.  Haven also provides 24 hour SANE services for Lake and Marion County.  These services include a SANE trained RN will respond to perform a sexual assault forensic exam for any request in our service area.  In 2017, Haven began providing a support group for survivors of sexual assault. 

Training & Education Services


Haven provides domestic and sexual violence training to law enforcement, health care providers and students. Presentations and awareness to the general public have been, and will continue to be our most powerful tools to combat the epidemic of violence.

Training and Education services are available to our clients FREE of charge.

Haven of Lake & Sumter Counties, Inc is registered with the State of Florida to solicit contributions #CH4376. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling TOLL-FREE 1-800-HELP-FLA within the State. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State.


© 2011-2017 Haven of Lake & Sumter Counties, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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