Organization provides a safe haven for women

Children's drawing, Safe Haven Ministries

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Nearly one of every three women has experienced some kind of partner violence in her lifetime. Safe Haven Ministries has been on the forefront of helping women in West Michigan for the past 25 years.

Safe Haven Ministries provides residential and non-residential services to women and children who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse. They empower women by providing them with choices. They are nationally recognized for their ability to help women draw on their faith during their journey of healing. They help employers, faith communities, schools, and other agencies create cultures of abuse prevention through trainings and resources.

Safe Haven has an eight week program called “I Feel Better Now” for children ages seven through 12. The group gives children, as well as their parent, information and coping strategies with which to process scary and stressful experiences. Children participate in the group with other children who have also witnessed domestic violence.

Safe Haven Ministries                                YWCA West Central Michigan
24 Hour Hotline: (616) 452-6664                    (616) 451-2744

Michigan songwriter Cameron Blake is helping the mission of Safe Haven by dedicating his new CD release to helping raise money for the organization. Blake will perform a concert at Fountain Street Church on Wednesday, February 18. Many of the songs on his new album, “Alone on the World Stage,” deal with themes of social justice. Blake decided to raise money for Safe Haven’s 2015 initiatives to connect women and children with safe and affordable housing options in Kent County. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students at the door.

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