HAVEN – Ending Violence. Changing Lives
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.
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/.
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.
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
Vice Chair, Prime Bucholtz
Secretary, Former Victim Assistance Coordinator, Strafford County
Treasurer, Senior Vice President,
Captain, Dover Police Department
Taraneh Azar, M.D.
Senior Lecturer, University of New Hampshire
Vice President, Sales,
SAP National Security Services
Paralegal, Cole Haan
Attorney, Hoefle, Phoenix,
Gormley & Roberts
Director, Strafford County Child Advocacy Center
Chief, Portsmouth Fire Department
Youth Services Coordinator,
Dover Teen Center
Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, Bangor Savings Bank