About HAVIN Services Prevention Education 

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Office Address

P.O. Box 983

Kittanning, PA 16201

Free & Confidental Services

HAVIN is a dual center, meaning that we provide services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault AND their significant others. 

24-hour Hotline
Emergency Shelter 
A secure, confidential shelter is available for individuals who are unsafe in their homes due to Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Assault. Shelter stay is up to 30 days within a 6 month period. Shelter approval is dependent upon availability, qualification, and a 3 day assessment period. Advocates are available 24/7 to assist guest in support, education, options & information and referral to community resources. 
HAVIN hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for crisis counseling and information and referral. Hotline is available to anyone who needs help in Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Stalking situations. Survivors and their families & friends and professionals who seek information about how they might better meet the needs of their clients who are victims are encouraged to utilize our hotline. 

Information and Referral

We can provide referrals to a number of different agencies, depending on your needs. 

Advocacy and Accompaniment 

We will accompany survivors and their significant others to Protections From Abuse proceedings, criminal, civil and juvenile court, medical, mental health or social service appointments. 

Counseling Options 

Options Counseling 

- Assist with filing Protection From Abuse (PFA) petitions 

- Shelter Options 

- Safety Planning

Individual Counseling 

Individual counseling sessions are available at HAVIN by appointment. Counseling focuses on safety planning and discussing feeling, fears, and frustrations of those impacted by violence with a focus on developing skills for living not just surviving. On going counseling includes Domestic Violence Counseling, Sexual Assault Counseling, Child Counseling and Parent Bonding. 

Group Counseling

Groups are designed to explore participants strengths, resource and options by promoting self awareness, understanding the effects of violence and the development of coping skills in a peer supported environment facilitated by advocates.

Group counseling sessions are held in 6 week intervals held in April and in October each year. Other sessions may be available depending on participants interest. 

Ongoing Support & Counseling focusing  on:

- Dynamics of Domestic Violence (Power & Control)

- The Healing Process when leaving a violent relationship

- Money Management 

- Children Impacted by Domestic Violence 

- Child Custody

Transportation 

We can provide transportation from a secure location to shelter. 

Outreach and Education Programs 

Prevention and educational programs available to schools, churches, community and civiv organizations.