Thank you for believing that “She Deserves it”

For years, in the midst of a crisis, women and children were being forced to share bedrooms and bathrooms with people they didn’t know. They were eating in shifts because our kitchen was so small. They didn’t deserve that.

Counselling and therapy, in fact all programming, had to be done in closets and cramped spaces at Haven House. It was not as effective as it should have been and was, at times, uncomfortable. Women and children escaping abuse didn’t deserve that.
The shelter was not a private, calm, therapeutic place to seek refuge and heal from abuse and violence. It wasn’t what she deserved.

Because of the generosity and compassion of so many people, together we rebuilt Haven House, because SHE DESERVES IT. Thank you.

The past year brought many new supporters who reached far beyond where we could reach on our own. Our Leadership team lead the way and brought our community together, brick by brick, donation by donation. Haven House is truly a community project that will change the lives of so many of our friends, neighbours and loved ones.

Alongside the rebuild of Haven House, we forged ahead with new third party events, campaigns, and celebrated successes at our Women’s Week event- Terrific Tables, at our Annual Golf Tournament and under the stars at our Stars and Strength Gala at the enchanting Hacienda Sarria. All of which required not only financial sponsorship and support, but many volunteer hours of support and dedication.

It is because of you, our donors, our supporters, our volunteers, that we are breaking the chains of abuse. We have a dedicated Outreach program and two shelters for abused women and children in our region. Within the walls of Anselma House and Haven House we offer safe refuge and a place to heal for your sister, mother, colleague, neighbour.

To provide safe, secure shelter for women and children in crisis, haven house requires an estimated $6 million to rebuild.

We need your help.

Much more than just beds

To the woman and children fleeing abuse, Haven House will be rebuilt as much more than a 45-bed shelter. The new facility will focus on a nurturing environment to help women and their children in Cambridge and North Dumfries gain the confidence needed to start building new lives and safe futures. It will enhance and facilitate community partnerships focused on education and intervention and serve as a catalyst to help break the intergenerational cycle of domestic abuse. The women of Cambridge and North Dumfries deserve a new Haven House, please help them with a donation today.

Featuring an efficient design that provides support, stability and safety to women and their children in crisis.


Features and Amenities

Enhanced indoor and outdoor children’s areas for recreation in a safe, comfortable, age-appropriate environment.

Added space for community partners to provide efficient, seamless support resulting in better outcomes for women and children.

Secure outdoor courtyard, garden and play area.

Private washrooms to provide dignity and privacy to women and children.

Flexible bedroom layout to allow for expanded space as required.

A separate entrance for residents, away from the administration areas, in order to provide enhanced safety, privacy and security.

Commercial kitchen amenities to support education and life skill programs.

Large kitchen to accommodate all residents, and for single or elderly women, space to eat free from noise and constraints.

A private meeting area for women who walk in and are in a state of crisis.

Contact the :shedeservesit: campaign

Should you wish to contact us for further information on our :shedeservesit: Rebuild Haven House capital campaign  or have questions, please feel free to get in touch with us.

Help us break the chain of abuse and offer women and children a safe environment to turn to when there is nowhere else to go.