Creating A Safe Haven From Violence

Certification Programs

Creating a Safe Haven

Creating a Safe Haven is the first-of-its-kind program designed to help communities receive comprehensive domestic violence and Human Trafficking training and develop a plan for how they would respond in cases of domestic violence and/or Human Trafficking. The certification process ensures that leadership has the tools they need to work with an individual or family faced with this crisis. It also helps them develop policies and procedures on how to respond if someone in the staff is a victim or perpetrator of domestic violence and/or Human Trafficking.



"I don't know of any other organization that offers both the resources to house and support survivors of domestic violence, and the kind of training that Safe Haven offers."
-Pastor Mika Edmonson
“Pastors tend to ignore domestic violence if they can. Having been a pastor before I became a chaplain, I understand why, remembering my own discomfort. I felt unsure of what to do and fearful of making a bad situation worse. It was so easy to do nothing.”
-Rev. Kathryn Willoughby Weed
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Training Information

This certification program trains your congregation or organization on: domestic violence and/or Human Trafficking behaviors, supporting victims & survivors, issues of faith & domestic violence, safety planning for victims & the organization, referring & issues of confidentiality, and responding to & supporting abusers.
In-person training: An opportunity for pastors, staff, and ministry to develop tangible skills and knowledge. Understanding that your time is valuable, we have perfected a one-day training that will leave you more confident and prepared in your response and prevention of domestic violence and/or Human Trafficking.
Domestic Violence Response Plan: Rooted in policy and procedures, Safe Haven will design and train you on your unique domestic violence and/or Human Trafficking response plan. This plan will ensure that should you encounter an issue involving domestic violence and/or Human Trafficking, you are equipped and confident in your response.

Private trainings allow the host church or organization to set the date and timeline, and allows for any number of individuals. The cost of the training covers the supplies and meals necessary, and is on a sliding scale based on the size of the congregation.

Please contact us for further details and scholarship information.

Register for an upcoming certification

If your faith community or organization is interested in enrolling in an upcoming training or certification, please fill out the form form here to begin the enrollment process.


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