HAVEN of Oakland County

3rd Act

12-04-2022 • 35 mins

In This Episode:

  • As Oakland County’s only comprehensive program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, HAVEN provides shelter, counseling, advocacy and educational programming to nearly 30,000 people each year.
  • HAVEN has helped domestic violence and sexual assault victims and their families escape abuse and create safer lives for over 40 years.
  • Their survivor-centered services honor survivors as experts of their own experiences.
  • MiVida Burrus, Director of Development, has held key roles in fund development, grant writing and donor cultivation for area nonprofit organizations, municipalities and colleges.
  • Jasmine Valentine is in the marketing and development program at HAVEN.
  • We are pleased to have MiVida and Jasmine are join us today to has helped spread the word about the good works taking place 24 hours a day, seven days a week and to allow HAVEN to share more about their services and programs.
  • HAVEN received a perfect score, perfect assessment score from the Michigan domestic and sexual violence prevention and treatment board. It was a first perfect score and their 14 year history.
  • All their services are under one roof to better service their clients that can face up to 22 barriers to receiving services.
  • All of their services are free of charge and they always appreciate donations of any kind.


Quotes from This Episode:

  • "We operate on an empowerment. We do not tell survivors what to do. We empower them to make choices and decisions that are going to be positive for their own lives." ~MiVida Burrus


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