Recognizing the association between intimate relationships and health, the health care setting is an ideal place to provide services to survivors of intimate partner abuse. Through a culturally diverse and linguistically appropriate array of supportive services, HAVEN provides supportive counseling, advocacy, support groups, workshops and accompaniment to survivors of intimate partner abuse.

HAVEN helps connect survivors to needed services, provide information and referrals relating to the legal aspects of domestic violence and accompanies survivors to health care, legal or other appointments. Strong community partnerships with legal, elder, child and other health care services are integral to HAVEN’s work.

HAVEN advocates are available at the Massachusetts General Hospital main campus in Boston and at our health care centers in Revere and Chelsea. HAVEN also provides training, consultation and policy advice to providers at Mass General. The program also conducts research on various issues facing program clients, as well as program evaluations to identify areas for improvement.