Fair Haven Center for Women, Inc.

Fair Haven Center for Women, Inc was founded by survivors for survivors and exists to provide a safe recovery recovery program for hurting women who have experienced sexual abuse and violence. Our vision is to create a caring, safe, nurturing community with a zero tolerance of abuse of women. Fair Haven Center for Women is supported through grants, individual donations, fundraising events and local community organizations and businesses.
Apr 28, 2015

2014-2015 Cohort Completed & 2015-2016 Cohort Beginning Soon

Wall of Isolation
Wall of Isolation

We completed our 2014-2015 cohort of our Project Anchor program at the beginning of March. We had a wonderful time at our special celebration ceremony dinner with the ladies. We even had a few of our group participants courageously share (in a room filled with their loved ones) about their feelings and experience in the program. We are so proud of all of these young ladies and we enjoyed working with each and every one of them. We offered the opportunity to all of the young ladies to return for additional support at any time. While, some of them have moved on, others have accepted our offer and have continued receiving individual services.

We are now gearing up to begin our 2015-2016 cohort of our Project Anchor program. We are hoping to begin this session in the next month. We have already received client referrals for this program and are just working on enrolling enough participants to meet group capacity requirements. We are looking forward to meeting our newest group of participants really soon. We are also excited to announce that we have another new staff member who has joined Team Anchor who will be co-facilitating throughout this cohort.

Since our last report, we were blessed to receive some of the items from our wish list. One of the biggest surprises we received was an anonymous donation to be able to purchase the additional space we needed! This new space has provided many opportunities to be able to work with our clients more effectively. Additionally, we were also gifted a large sand box and more sand toys for our Anchor clients to utilize in their individual sessions.

There are a few items on our wish list that we are still in need of and a few more :

  • Sand, Sand cutting/sculpting tools/miniatures
  • Play therapy games (to address self-esteem issues, assist with emotional regulation, facilitate group social interaction etc.)
  • Resource Materials
  • Incentives (make-up, hair accessories, nail polish, small notebooks, candy, etc.)
  • 3 Ring Scrapbook Binders/Page protector sheets

 On behalf of the staff and participants of the program, we thank you for your continued support of Project Anchor.

Shield of Safety
Shield of Safety
Sand Box
Sand Box
Jan 30, 2015

Completion of Session One and Intro to Session Two

Although, it took some time for this cohort of group members to become acclimated to the group setting, and to Fair Haven Center for Women, they are beginning to share openly about their experiences. They are continuously showing less intimidation of being judged by their peers. They willingly encourage each other and continue to use their voice to ask for what they need in their recovery journey. 

We have concluded our first session of Anchor and celebrated at our Christmas party, which was a HUGE success! Our participants were royally blessed by the expression of generosity acquired through monetary donations and involvement from a special church in our community.

In our second session, we are continuing to encourage and empower our group members to honor their emotions. However, we are also teaching them to recognize and redirect their cognitive distortions. We have implemented more play therapy into this particular session, in hopes of livening up the information that we will be relaying to the participants.

Financial Needs/Wants for the Program

  • Larger space (Our program is expanding and changing, which requires more physical space)
  • Large sand tray
  • Sand
  • Sand cutting/sculpting tools/miniatures
  • Play therapy games (to address self-esteem issues, assist with emotional regulation, facilitate group social interaction etc.)
  • Resource Materials
  • Incentives (make-up, hair accessories, nail polish, small notebooks, candy, etc.)
  • Celebration ceremony gifts (usually something commemorative with an anchor to remind them of their journey)

We are honored to have the opportunity to work with these special young women, and to watch them break free from the bondage of their past. We are excited to see all of the growth and positive changes that our participants have made and are blessed to witness them beginning to believe that they have self-worth, and that there is still hope for them to have a bright future.

On behalf of the staff and participants of the program, we thank you for your support of Project Anchor. 

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Nov 10, 2014

Fall Session 2014 Kicks off

House Tree Person
House Tree Person

We have worked hard to register participants for the 2014 Fall Session of Project Anchor.  We have made some modifications to the program.  Adding some new art projects and condensing some of the tools participants will take away from the program.  This Session will help participants find their voice, Recognize Abuse, Loss and Damage and validate emotions of Anger and Abandonment.  

                                     

We would like to thank all the support from our donors.  It is only through your generous contributions and support that has made this project strong.  As the Holidays quickly approach, we are currently seeking donations for Christmas gifts for our participants.  

Wish List:

*Gift Cards of any kind

*Art supplies

*Nail Polish

*Make Up

*Candy :)

*Movie Theater gift card

*Restaurant gift card

If you would like to provide any item on this wish list (or add your own) please donate throught Globalgiving and write in the notes section how you would like your donation to be use.

Again, thank you for helping us help others!

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