Haven, Inc.

1106 E 8th Street, Merrill, WI, 54452
(715) 536-1300

Merrill Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Support

Household Abuse Victims Emergency Network (HAVEN)

Haven, Inc. is a non-profit organization serving people who have been impacted by interpersonal abuse and violence, including domestic and dating abuse, child abuse, elder abuse, sexual abuse and assault, and human trafficking. We provide a 24-hour phone line, advocacy, peer counseling, information and referrals, temporary shelter when needed, support groups, and prevention education. Advocacy is always individualized to the needs of each client. The areas that clients and advocates can work on together include such things as safety planning; navigating legal processes; finding employment, child care, and housing; working on budgeting and financial concerns; seeking medical and/or mental health care; connecting with community resources; pursuing educational opportunities; and seeking any types of available services that meet our client’s needs.

Discover the Empowering Support of HAVEN

Are you or someone you know facing the challenges of domestic violence or sexual abuse? HAVEN stands ready to offer a lifeline of comprehensive and compassionate services tailored to your needs. Here's how HAVEN can make a difference:

24/7 Crisis/Support Line: Reach out anytime, day or night, through our dedicated hotline at 715-536-1300 or 1-855-888-9272. Collect calls are welcome, ensuring support is accessible whenever it's needed most.

Advocacy Expertise: Our team includes bilingual/Spanish advocates who are here to guide you through the complexities of your situation.

Emergency Transportation: HAVEN ensures you have a safe way to access our services when you need them most.

Community Connections: Benefit from our extensive network of community partners. HAVEN provides referrals to resources that can further support your journey to healing.

Follow-Up Support: Beyond the initial contact, HAVEN continues to stand by your side, offering ongoing support to help you navigate the path to recovery.

Temporary Residential Program: Access our 24-hour residential program, providing a safe and secure environment during times of crisis.

Assistance with Employment/Housing: HAVEN understands the importance of stability. Our services include practical assistance in employment and housing matters.

Supportive Groups: Connect with others who have faced similar challenges through our support groups, fostering a sense of community and understanding.

Legal Advocacy: HAVEN provides guidance and support in navigating the legal aspects of your situation, ensuring you are well-informed and empowered.

Public Outreach/Awareness: HAVEN is committed to raising awareness on crucial topics, including interpersonal violence, ACEs, bullying, child sexual abuse awareness and prevention, elder abuse, healthy relationships, human trafficking, sexual assault myths and facts, teen dating abuse and violence, and trauma-responsive perspectives.

At HAVEN, all our services are offered free of charge, and we are committed to inclusivity, serving individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or ability. Take the first step toward empowerment—let HAVEN be your guide on the path to healing and resilience.