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6.15.2020

This week, we are beginning to phase back some additional staff in our office. We will still continue to take all CDC-recommended precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff.

On June 22, we will start serving walk-in clients again, but will also continue to offer virtual ways for individuals to connect for one-on-one support, safety planning and/or support groups.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have recently been in contact with a person that has been diagnosed with COVID-19 though a positive test result, we ask that you continue to seek services virtually. If this is not a safe option, please let us know about your symptoms or exposure when you arrive at our office.

Most importantly, Safe Haven has taken measures to be able to serve all victims & survivors, regardless of whether or not they are COVID-19 positive.


Esta semana iniciaremos la fase de regreso con algunos miembros adicionales en nuestra oficina. Todavía continuaremos observando las recomendaciones y precauciones del CDC para asegurar la salud de nuestro personal y nuestros clientes.

El 22 de junio comenzaremos a tomar clientes sin citas pero también seguiremos ofreciendo las citas y grupos de apoyo virtuales.

Si usted a presentado síntomas de COVID-19 o ha estado en contacto con alguien que ha sido diagnosticado o tenido la enfermedad, pedimos que continúe buscando nuestros servicios virtuales. Si esta no es una opción segura, por favor déjenos saber sus síntomas o exposición cuando llegue a nuestra oficina.

Los más importante es que Safe Haven a tomado las medidas necesarias para poder servir a todas las víctimas y sobrevivientes, sin importar que hayan salido positivos o no con el COVID-19.

I have a friend or family member experiencing domestic violence. How can I support them?

Please visit our new training and resources page for information on upcoming webinars, safety planning tips, and resources for supporting victims of domestic violence during this pandemic.

5.26.2020

For the safety and well-being of our clients and staff and in compliance with Governor Whitmer’s Stay at Home order, our administrative offices will remain closed through Friday, June 12.

As an essential service, Safe Haven remains fully operational during this time. All services are still available, including emergency safe shelter, virtual support groups, and phone or video advocacy, safety planning, legal support, and more. If you are in crisis or have any questions, our staff are available to respond 24/7 now as always. Please call our hotline at 616.452.6664. We are here to support you.

5.8.2020

For the safety and well-being of our clients and staff and in compliance with Governor Whitmer’s Stay at Home order, our administrative offices will remain closed through Monday, June 1.

As an essential service, Safe Haven remains fully operational during this time. If you are in crisis or have any questions, our staff are available to respond 24/7 now as always. Please call our hotline at 616.452.6664. We are here to support you.

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We are incredibly grateful for the response we have received from the Grand Rapids community, offering support as we continue to provide essential services to survivors of domestic violence. We are thankful for our staff who remain committed to our mission of bringing an end to relationship abuse, and we are thankful for all essential workers. We are thankful for the hope of Easter weekend in the midst of this crisis.

At Safe Haven, we have experienced hope in the many ways people have come together to support our mission and work. Through the hand-made masks we received for our staff and clients, through bottles of donated hand sanitizer, through encouraging words that you have spoken to us over the phone or email in the last weeks, we have seen that hope. This is the same hope that our advocates also give survivors as they answer hotline calls and safety plan in an uncertain world. Thank you for helping us to provide hope to others when it’s needed most.

Thank you again for your continued prayers and support for our clients and staff. We appreciate the many ways you have reached out to Safe Haven Ministries.

4.24.2020

For the safety and well-being of our clients and staff and in compliance with Governor Whitmer’s Stay at Home order, our administrative offices will remain closed through Monday, May 18.

As an essential service, Safe Haven remains fully operational during this time. If you are in crisis or have any questions, our staff are available to respond 24/7 now as always. Please call our hotline at 616.452.6664. We are here to support you.

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We are incredibly grateful for the response we have received from the Grand Rapids community, offering support as we continue to provide essential services to survivors of domestic violence. We are thankful for our staff who remain committed to our mission of bringing an end to relationship abuse, and we are thankful for all essential workers. We are thankful for the hope of Easter weekend in the midst of this crisis.

At Safe Haven, we have experienced hope in the many ways people have come together to support our mission and work. Through the hand-made masks we received for our staff and clients, through bottles of donated hand sanitizer, through encouraging words that you have spoken to us over the phone or email in the last weeks, we have seen that hope. This is the same hope that our advocates also give survivors as they answer hotline calls and safety plan in an uncertain world. Thank you for helping us to provide hope to others when it’s needed most.

Thank you again for your continued prayers and support for our clients and staff. We appreciate the many ways you have reached out to Safe Haven Ministries.

4.10.2020

For the safety and well-being of our clients and staff and in compliance with Governor’s Whitmer’s Stay at Home order, our administrative offices will remain closed through Monday, May 4th.

As an essential services, Safe Haven will remain fully operational during this time. If you are in crisis or have any questions, our staff are available to respond. Our shelter remains open and advocates will continue to support survivors remotely over the phone and virtually with safety planning, advocacy, shelter assessment, and assistance with PPOs. If you are in crisis, please call our hotline at 616.452.6664.

Thank you again for your understanding and prayers for our staff, clients, and community.

3.23.2020

For the safety and well-being of our clients and staff and in compliance with Governor’s Whitmer’s Stay at Home order, our administrative offices will remain closed through Monday, April 13th.

As an essential services, Safe Haven will remain fully operational during this time. If you are in crisis or have any questions, our staff are available to respond. Our shelter remains open and advocates will continue to support survivors remotely over the phone and virtually with safety planning, advocacy, shelter assessment, and assistance with PPOs. If you are in crisis, please call our hotline at 616.452.6664.

Thank you again for your understanding and prayers for our staff, clients, and community.

3.16.2020, 8:00pm

For the safety and well-being of our clients and staff, our office will be closed for the next two weeks.

If you are in crisis or have any questions, our staff are available to respond. We are continuing to support survivors over the phone and virtually through our core services–providing safety planning, advocacy, and shelter. Please call our hotline at 616.452.6664.

Thank you for your understanding and prayers for our staff, clients, and community during these difficult and unknown circumstances.

3.16.2020, 9:00am

Safe Haven’s office is still open, and we strongly encourage individuals and survivors to access services by calling our 24/7 hotline at 616.452.6664 instead of walking in for services.
The following are canceled for the next four weeks (through April 12th):
  • Support groups (on and off-site)
  • Youth group programming
  • New Entry Training
  • Domestic Violence Seminar (DVS)
Providing safety and care for those experiencing domestic violence and taking precautionary measures to keep our clients and team healthy, remains our top priority.

3.13.2020

Dear Friends of Safe Haven Ministries,

Providing safety and care for those experiencing domestic violence remains our top priority. As concern around COVID-19 continues to develop, we have taken additional steps to protect the health and safety of our clients and staff.

If you do visit our office, please know that we have increased daily cleaning procedures to help ensure the health of those we work and partner with in the community.

As we continue to stay informed of developments related to the virus, we will be in contact to provide information around any changes with scheduled support groups, events, and office hours.

If you do have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 616.452.6664. For up-to-date information about COVID-19, please visit cdc.gov/coronavirus or your local health department website.

Finally, please keep our communities in your thoughts and prayers as we all work together to ensure safe and healthy environments.

Warm regards,

Megan E. Hopkins
Executive Director
Safe Haven Ministries