HAVEN – Ending Violence. Changing Lives

2023 Goals:

As the largest violence prevention and support services agency in New Hampshire, HAVEN is committed to providing confidential support services 24/7 to those impacted by domestic and sexual violence. Our goals for this year include building capacity to not only meet the needs of our broad client base but to expand services, create innovative professional training for our colleagues, continue to deliver research-based and evidence-informed prevention education programs to students in grades K-12, and to continue to strengthen the collective community impact through working with other nonprofit organizations, school districts, child advocacy centers and law enforcement professionals, and medical providers.

Fundraising Events:

In April, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, HAVEN will be hosting Kids Are Our Business Breakfast. This event is an opportunity to meet HAVEN’s educators and learn about our educational prevention programs. This year, we will showcase our new partnership with Camp HOPE America, which utilizes an innovative approach of combining the power of a summer camp experience with year-round mentoring and educational activities that create pathways to hope for children who need it most. Camp HOPE America’s partnership with HAVEN will be the first such collaboration in NH and will expand our efforts to break the cycle of violence and provide a vision of hope and healing. HAVEN’s annual signature fundraising event, Changing Lives, will be held in October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month at The Envio in Portsmouth. The evening includes a keynote address, silent and live auction, cocktails and hors d’oeurves. All proceeds from the event go to support HAVEN’s mission. To learn more about our upcoming fundraising events, please visit us at: www.havennh.org/events/.

Giving Opportunities:

HAVEN provides support services to a catchment of over 400,000 youth, adults and families in Southeastern New Hampshire.  As we strive to end violence and change lives, our work is possible because of the generosity of our supporters. Donations can be made online at: www.havennh.org/donations/donate-now/. Supporters can also donate gift cards to help provide emergency needs for our clients. Gift cards can be mailed directly to our main office in Portsmouth.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers are integral to our agency and are utilized in all aspects of our organization including client services, education, outreach and events. Volunteers receive in-depth training to prepare them for their work here at HAVEN. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please visit www.havennh.org/get-involved/volunteer-opportunities/.

Board Officers   /   Board Members

Kim Gibson
Chair, Relyco

Valerie Berezin
Vice Chair, Prime Bucholtz

Mary Clark
Secretary, Former Victim Assistance Coordinator, Strafford County

Marc Ouellette
Treasurer, Senior Vice President,
M&T Bank

David Terlemezian
Captain, Dover Police Department

Taraneh Azar, M.D.
Family ENT

Jayne Begala
Community Consultant

Bobby Eckstein
Senior Lecturer, University of New Hampshire

Kristina Goumas
Vice President, Sales,
SAP National Security Services

Deb Iwanicki
Paralegal, Cole Haan

Stephanie Johnson
Attorney, Hoefle, Phoenix,
Gormley & Roberts

Cait Massey
Director, Strafford County Child Advocacy Center

Bill McQuillen
Chief, Portsmouth Fire Department

Steve Pappajohn
Youth Services Coordinator,
Dover Teen Center

Sarah Skilling
Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, Bangor Savings Bank


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