Haven

Live Without Fear

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HAVEN relies on the generosity of the community in order to continue our work to eliminate domestic and sexual violence in our community. Your donations make it possible for us to offer a variety of treatment and prevention programs such as our emergency shelter, counseling and support groups, social advocacy and much more at no cost to the survivors who turn to us. See where your donations go. See our Donor Privacy Policy.

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Donate By Mail

If you would like to make a donation by mail, click here for a printable form.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match gifts their employees make to HAVEN. Check with your employer to see if they are a matching gift company. It's as simple as mailing in a completed form with your gift to HAVEN. We will do the rest.

Stocks, Bequests and Insurance

Donors may designate HAVEN as a beneficiary in their wills and/or as the beneficiary of their life insurance policies. Call 248-334-1284, x319 or email mdwyer@haven-oakland.org.

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Help ensure the future of HAVEN by contributing to our endowment fund through the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. For more information, visit www.cfsem.org, call 248-322-3703 or email cbrumm@haven-oakland.org.

Planned Giving

In your lifetime, you have most likely been generous to many causes. They may have been charities that have made a difference in your life or the lives of those that you care about, or perhaps, their mission is one that you believe in and want to help support. For more information, call 248-322-3703 or email cbrumm@haven-oakland.org.

Donate Items

Donate Items

The HAVEN Residential Program provides three meals and living supplies to our residents each day. Donated supplies are always welcome, but we can only accept new items from our needs list because of limited storage space.

If you have gently used items you would like to contribute, we recommend these organizations. HAVEN can also accept used cell phones that are in working order.

Items and Supplies We Currently Need

Items may be dropped off at one of HAVEN’s locations. In order to schedule a time, please contact Katie Lamb at 248-322-3707 or klamb@haven-oakland.org.

Gift Cards

  • Major gas stations and grocery, retail, craft and home improvement stores (Meijer, Target, Payless Shoes, CVS, Rite-Aid, Lowe's, Home Depot, etc.)

Food Needs

  • Fresh fruit (apples, oranges, bananas)
  • Water (bottles or jugs)
  • Juice boxes
  • Individually wrapped snacks (chips, cookies)
  • Peanut-free healthy snacks for kids in our youth program

Bath and Toiletry Needs

All items for shelter must be full size (not sample size).

  • African-American hair products (hair oil, mousse, hair relaxer, hair gel, oil sheen spray, vent or bristle brushes)
  • Bath towels
  • Brushes
  • Toilet paper

Baby Needs

  • Full-size (8 oz.) baby bottles, Sippy cups, pacifiers
  • Formula (with 3-month or more expiration window)
  • Diapers (size 5–6 and pull-ups)
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby oil
  • Regular strollers (single and double)
  • Baby mittens
  • New car booster seats
  • Laundry soap — Dreft, Pack N Plays
  • Infant and Children's Ibuprofen

Household Needs

  • New pillows
  • Can openers (manual or electric)
  • Paper towels
  • Storage containers (clear, snap-on lids, 2+ gallon)
  • Disinfecting spray or wipes
  • Laundry soap (for HE machines) and bleach
  • Cell phones (new or used)
  • Combination locks, lock-changing kits
  • Contact sensors for home windows — motion-sensitive lights for outside
  • DVDs (G or PG only), portable DVD players
  • Thermometers (digital, pediatric)
  • Flip-flops (Ladies, sizes 8+)
  • Socks (women)
  • NEW women's small/medium underwear
  • 2T-3T-4T clothing (gender neutral)

Download the needs list.

Donation Items Requested for the START Program

We also need items for the Safe Therapeutic Assault Response Team (START) program at HAVEN.

The following items can be dropped off at the Bingham Farms office:

  • White twin-size flat sheets(6 needed)
  • Laundry detergent and bleach
  • Toilet paper, tissue, paper towel
  • Small and medium underwear
  • Small, medium and large sweatshirts and sweatpants
  • Keurig coffee and tea K-cups
  • Bottled water, cans of diet and regular sodas
  • Individually wrapped candies, sweet and salty snacks

HAVEN works with several cell phone carriers to recycle old cell phones, tablets and cords. It doesn't matter the style, brand or color — we can use it! All funds received directly support HAVEN's programs and services.

How you can help: Simply drop off your used cell phones at HAVEN's offices. Don't worry — all of your personal information will be erased.

Guidelines: Wireless cellular, PCS phones, and tablets only please. Phones meant for home use, bag phones, two-way radios and walkie-talkies are not accepted.

Drop-off location: 801 Vanguard Pontiac, MI 48341

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