The Haven Shelter and Services, Inc.
5726 Richmond Road
P.O. Box 1267
Warsaw VA 22572
Mission Statement The Haven Shelter and Services, Inc. is committed to preventing and eliminating all types of domestic violence and sexual assault within our service area of Westmoreland, Richmond, Essex, Lancaster and Northumberland counties. A primary focus of The Haven's mission is to provide advocacy and shelter for identified victims of partner abuse and sexual assault as well as to provide support services to victims and their families. To further its mission, The Haven seeks to enhance public awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault through community outreach and education.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Patricia Ellen Yackel
Board Chair Mr. Frank Tetrick
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Contact Information
Address 5726 Richmond Road
P.O. Box 1267
Warsaw, VA 22572
Telephone 804 333-1099
Fax 804 333-1150
E-mail info@havenshelter.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1999
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
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Projected Revenue $1,031,725.00
Projected Expenses $1,031,591.00
Statements
Mission The Haven Shelter and Services, Inc. is committed to preventing and eliminating all types of domestic violence and sexual assault within our service area of Westmoreland, Richmond, Essex, Lancaster and Northumberland counties. A primary focus of The Haven's mission is to provide advocacy and shelter for identified victims of partner abuse and sexual assault as well as to provide support services to victims and their families. To further its mission, The Haven seeks to enhance public awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault through community outreach and education.
Impact

The Haven provides advocacy and shelter for victims of partner abuse, sexual assault and stalking and provides support services to victims and their families. Our goal is to help clients become more self-sufficient and find resources to create violence-free homes for themselves and their children.

 The Haven provides services to the rural area of the Northern Neck of Virginia which spans over 1003 square miles. There are no cities in our service area, only small towns. The prevalence of domestic violence is no greater in a rural area than in the city, but our clients have greater challenges accessing services. We have limited public transportation, limited low-income housing and very few employment opportunities.

 The Services available to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking include the folllowing: 24-hour staffed crisis hotline services; 24-hour site supervision and access with a shelter capacity of up to 32 individuals; individual support; crisis intervention; court advocacy; information and re­ferral; support group; children’s services; Hispanic outreach and advocacy; education and prevention programs; community education on domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and related issues; volunteer training; advocacy for victims through community agencies; and support for allied professionals.

 We have successfully provided much-needed services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault over the last 20 years. There are no other facilities in our area that provide such services, and our impact on our community is great. Without these services, individuals would have to travel an hour or more for assistance. During 2010 our organization expanded to include an Hispanic Outreach Coordinator and a Community Coordinated Response program. Demands for these services have increased significantly in recent years, and The Haven has historically responded with the appropriate services.  

Needs
  1. Donations of items to maintain the shelter and the clients such as toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning products, trash bags, towels, wash clothes and full size toiletry items - anything your "home" would need our home needs the same.
  2. Non-perishable foods for our shelter.
  3. Access to Grantors who fund domestic violence and sexual assault organizations.
  4. Donations of quality merchandise for our Thrift Store to include clothing, household items, shoes, jewelry and accessories.
  5. Volunteers to work in Shoppe for Haven's Sake Thrift Store and to volunteer at our shelter.
Background The Haven provides free crisis shelter and services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Access is available through the 24-hour hotline. The program was established in 1986 as The Haven in Richmond County and opened in September 1987. In 1999, The Haven Shelter & Services, Inc. became incorporated.
In 2007, The Haven launched a capital campaign to build a new shelter facility due to the increasing demand for emergency shelter and deteriorating conditions of the rented shelter space. The Haven opened the new facility on October 26, 2007.
In 2009, a Hispanic Services Coordinator position was added bringing culturally appropriate education and services to our Hispanic community. 

In 2010, The Haven hired a Community Response Advocate to assist local Commonwealth Attorneys in creating sexual assault response protocols and to coordinate and make the best use of the efforts of the various allied professionals within the community who serve victims of domestic and sexual abuse.

In 2010, The Haven opened Shoppe for Haven’s Sake Thrift Shop to help fund Haven services. With grant funds shrinking and a difficult economy, the thrift shop will help maintain services to victims.
The Haven employs a full-time Executive Director, Advocacy Director, Victims Services Coordinator, Sexual Assault Services Coordinator, Office Manager and Community Response Coordinator. Part-time employees include a Community Relations Coordinator, Hispanic Services Coordinator, and six part-time Shelter Managers. A part-time Manager and Assistant Manager run the thrift shop with volunteer assistance.

Current services available to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking through The Haven program include 24 hour site supervision and access with a maximum shelter capacity of 32; individual support; crisis intervention; court advocacy; information and referral; and support group.

Services available to the community include community education on domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and related issues, volunteer training, advocacy for victims through court or community agencies and support for allied professionals.

The Haven is fully certified through the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance. 

CEO Statement
There are no other agencies within our geographic area providing services dedicated entirely to the needs of sexual and domestic violence victims. The Haven has a history of examining the needs of these individuals within our community and finding the resources necessary to meet the needs.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Northern Neck
Lancaster County
Northumberland County
Essex County
Richmond County
Westmoreland County
Counties of Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, Westmoreland and Essex located in Eastern Virginia
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Frank Tetrick
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term July 2015 to June 2018
Email flt3rd@msn.com
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Mr. Rick Farmar
Company Affiliation BH Baird
Term July 2014 to June 2017
Email rick@bhbaird.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Charles Bowles Richmond County Police Department
Mrs. Tamara Brock Small Business Owner
Mrs. Elsie Delva Community Volunteer
Mavora Donoghue Board Member
Rick Farmar B H Baird Insurance Agency
Rev Candine Johnson Board Member
Ms. Scott McMullan Community Volunteer
Paula McNulty Board Member
Ms. Pamela Russell Breeden & Breeden
Mrs. Susan Stephenson Community Volunteer
Frank Tetrick Retired
Clifton Wise YMCA
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 8
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 62
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Nominating
Personnel
Program / Program Planning
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
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Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Patricia Ellen Yackel
Experience Ellen Yackel has been working in the field of domestic and sexual abuse services and prevention for over 17 years. She is an active member of The Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance. Ellen served on the Building Healthy Futures committee to create and establish the “Peace Begins at Home” License Plate to raise money for sexual and domestic violence prevention programs throughout the state. She is currently serving her second term as the Action Alliance Public Policy Committee Chair and was appointed to the VA Crime Commission Stakeholder Group to craft recommendations to effectively and efficiently streamline funding for Sexual and Domestic Violence Programs throughout the state of Virginia.
She also served on the Treatment and Intervention Committee of Governor Kaine's Commission on Sexual Violence. 


Staff
Full Time Staff 7
Part Time Staff 12
Volunteers 21
Contractors 0
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted May 2013
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Virginia Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Action Alliance2014
Programs
Description

The Haven provides shelter and services to the rural area of the Northern Neck of Virginia which spans over 1003 square miles and includes the following counties: Essex, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland. There are no cities in our service area, only several small towns. The prevalence of domestic violence is no greater in a rural area than in the city, but our clients do have greater challenges in accessing services. This rural area has limited public transportation, limited low-income housing, limited employment opportunities, no transitional housing, greater isolation, and a lessened sense of confidentiality due to the small town environment and familiarity. There are no other programs in our area that provide shelter for homeless, and we are often called upon to assist homeless women and children as well.

 
Long Term Success Increasing and improving case management services for victims of domestic and sexual assault
Description
Domestic violence and sexual assault advocates are available 24 hours a day.  Our advocates provide non-judgemental support to victims who seek our help or those we offer assistance to in court.  All services are free of charge and confidential.  We provide court advocacy, support group and individual counseling, information and referral, case management, hospital accompaniment, Hispanic services, and children's services.  When appropriate, we work closely with community agencies, organizations, or family members to increase safety and healing for victims.
Description
Our Hispanic Outreach Coordinator provides culturally competent outreach services to the Hispanic population within The Haven’s service area and is responsible for providing and coordinating case management services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking within The Haven’s shelter program. The Coordinator facilitates a weekly support group for clients who speak Spanish as a first language and provides support in efforts to assist Spanish-speaking clients in accessing legal options and navigating through the court system. She creates and maintains effective relationships and provides training and education opportunities with community members who can assist in meeting the unique needs of the Hispanic/Latino community and provides community, allied professional and victim outreach services to the Hispanic communities regarding the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking and inform them of the many services provided by The Haven. 
Population Served Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Long Term Success

Hispanic Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault survivors and those providing assistance to them will:

  • Learn more about the culturally and language appropriate services provided by The Haven to the local Hispanic community.
  • Obtain necessary counseling, information, and referrals, etc. in a culturally and language appropriate form to assist in making decisions and exercising options for enhanced safety for survivors and their children.
  • Have a safe, confidential, and welcoming option for shelter when necessary to leave an abusive or dangerous situation 24 hours/day.
  • Enhance personal safety through use of a safety plan created by the survivor to meet the individual’s needs and that of any children in the family.
  • Be assisted in assessing their own needs and will receive information, referral support services, and advocacy to enhance their ability to become more self-sufficient and to create safe environments for themselves and their children.
  • Be empowered through language appropriate education and group support.

Hispanic children who have been exposed to or experienced domestic or sexual abuse and the non-offending parent will:

  • Gain necessary skills and knowledge to enhance safety of children and to obtain necessary services to benefit the children and to help in coping with the effects of the abuse.
 
Description
To revitalize community coordination efforts and to provide the best possible services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, The Haven hired an employee to provide assistance within the five jurisdictions of The Haven’s services area. This advocate has diligently worked with local authorities to train, provide information, implement protocols and policies, and work towards the common goal of finding ways to best meet our client's needs and to coordinate The Haven’s services with other services available in the community. She is currently working with jurisdictions to establish Sexual Assault Response Teams and provide necessary training for allied professionals serving survivors. As all local agencies are forced to work with fewer and fewer resources effective community collaboration will make a tremendous difference in assuring services to all victims of sexual and domestic abuse.
Description
The Haven seeks to increase community awareness about the issues of domestic and sexual abuse.   While we believe our work to assist those who have been victimized is very important, we also believe that it is vital to do what we can to prevent others from being victimized in the future.  The following prevention programs are conducted throughout our services area:  The Child Assault Prevention Project (CAP), Break the Cycle Program, My Rights Matter, Healthy Relationships and Building Strong Relationships. The programs are administered through Professional Support Inc.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $1,031,725.00
Projected Expenses $1,031,591.00
Spending Policy N/A
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
--$75,200$398,351
Government Contributions$529,148$358,779$0
Federal--$150,351--
State--$196,738--
Local------
Unspecified$529,148$11,690--
Individual Contributions$162,030$169,227$138,553
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----$71,512
Investment Income, Net of Losses($1,263)$2,846--
Membership Dues------
Special Events$44,748$43,358$78,492
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$47,957$63,584$710
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$671,211$593,624$591,665
Administration Expense$95,485$83,721$77,479
Fundraising Expense$78,793$44,547$79,351
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.930.990.92
Program Expense/Total Expenses79%82%79%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%7%13%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$751,270$809,982$821,595
Current Assets$88,536$126,069$303,201
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$18,290$14,133$16,848
Total Net Assets$732,980$795,849$804,747
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.848.9218.00
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application Confirmation 6/2016View
Comments
Organization Comments

As sexual and domestic violence programs like The Haven across the state of Virginia have struggled to meet the demand for services and experienced significant funding decreases over the past five to ten years, The Executive Director of The Haven worked extensively on the Action Alliance Public Policy Committee to study current funding issues and prepare a report that has resulted in potential significant funding increases through the Virginia General Assembly. The study determined that programs like and including The Haven would need $18 million to effectively fund crisis and safety services for victims of sexual and domestic violence across the Commonwealth.  As an agency, The Haven’s Board of Directors has developed a 5-year strategic plan focusing primarily on the development of strategies to increase income.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 804-333-1099.