It’s Time to Show Your Love, Nanaimo!

In 2014, 4318 women, 278 men and 748 children required Haven Society services.

At any one time, half of the residents in our Transition House are children.  Their average stay was 19 nights.  Last year, 90 women and their children were turned away due to lack of space.

Last year, 828 women and children were put on waitlists to receive services.  Many of them are still waiting.

Show your love to women and children in your community by donating online as part of the Show Your Love Campaign, or joining our Monthly Friendship Plan! Every new Friendship Plan donor means increased access to services for women and children who have experienced violence.

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Join us for St. Patrick’s Day Beer & Burger Night!

What could make a delicious burger and an ice cold beer on St. Patrick’s Day even better?  How about all proceeds going to Haven Society!  Join us on Tuesday, March 17th at the Old City Station Pub, 150 Skinner Street in Nanaimo from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For those with the luck of the Irish, there will be a 50/50 draw, meat draw and silent auction.  Tickets are $15 –  click to purchase or call or visit Haven Society in person!

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Voices From Haven

Quotes From Clients About Their Experience With Haven Society

I feel I was valued here. I feel more valued out in the world too and in my personal relationships.
Anonymous, Haven Client
I did not know what I was going through was common to others. It was profound as I have always felt so alone and helpless. Now I have greater understanding, I am able to move forward.
Anonymous, Haven Client
I was homeless for five years and now I have had a place for two years thanks to this program.
Anonymous, Haven Client
I cherish you all so much. I haven’t got the deep enough words to express how I feel about the counsellors at Haven and the system of Haven.
Anonymous, Haven Client
Haven has donated a lot to me, I’m so grateful for that. It really gave me a feeling like I’m going to be able to make it. It gave me a sense of stability.
Anonymous, Haven Client
A year ago I was suicidal and did not plan for tomorrow. Today the world is my oyster. There is nothing I cannot do now!
Anonymous, Haven Client