Do you have a Haven story to tell?
To mark our 50th anniversary, we are gathering stories from anyone who has had involvement with us in the past 50 years, so we’re glad you’ve visited our page today! Hopefully you have a story to tell? They can be submitted anonymously if you’d prefer.
We are keen to hear from anyone who may have used our services or stayed in our safe accommodations like Wendy whose story we share at the bottom of this page. We are also interested in hearing from staff, volunteers and partners who may have worked with us.
Your story can help us to promote the positive work that we do to support women and children, ensuring we can continue to facilitate change for as long as our services are needed. If you would like to find out more click here. If you are ready to tell your story, please complete the form below, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
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I remember how excited my children were to play freely in the garden
Twenty years ago, I made the hardest but best decision I’ve ever had to make. I left behind everyone and everything I had ever known to start a new life in Wolverhampton with my children. I was at the lowest point in my life and The Haven literally saved me.
For years I had been subjected to physical and emotional abuse from my ex-partner. He was paranoid and very violent. His jealousy once led him to climb through the windows to our bedroom after I had barricaded myself in the room for my safety. He swore I was hiding someone in the closet! Some nights I would barricade myself in the room with the children just so that they can sleep without the fear of his violence. They were really struggling emotionally and missing a lot of school. As a result, we were referred to social services and I was allocated a family aid worker.