Everyday, domestic violence victims right here in Barry County are faced with difficult questions. Do you spend another
day in your home with an abusive partner, or do you stay in your car or on the streets? How do you protect your children?
Where can you go for help? Without the option of emergency shelter located close to home—for the sake of maintaining
employment, support groups, and children’s school routines—most individuals feel they have no choice but to remain
with their abuser. In fact, victims return to their abusers an average of NINE times for lack of housing and resources.
Since 2004, Green Gables Haven has been dedicated to changing that by providing direction and solutions.
We offer vital, no-cost services to victims of domestic violence including safe shelter, food, counseling, and
resources which enable women—and their children—to recover from violence, rebuild self-esteem,
and turn things around to regain an independent life, free of abuse.
Over the years, Green Gables has been fortunate to receive federal funding to support our essential work.
But in September 2021, that funding was cut, resulting in a $200,000 annual loss to our budget. We can weather the
first year on our own, but as we look to the future, we need the support of the community to help us bridge the gap.
To that end, we embark on a three-year Endowment Campaign—PROVIDING HOPE FOREVER—in an effort to
build a sustainable future for Green Gables Haven. With your financial help, we can ensure domestic violence victims
have the assistance they need to become survivors on the road ahead toward health, healing and hope. Forever.
Janie Bergeron, Executive Director