ASPSASSFor over 35 years, A Safe Place provided crisis intervention, support and emergency shelter to those who experienced domestic violence and SASS (Sexual Assault Support Services) assisted individuals and families affected by sexual violence. Both agencies provided services around the clock, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

Although A Safe Place and SASS saw countless people benefit from their services as separate agencies, there were also many challenges and inefficiencies that arose as individuals sought help at one agency only to be referred to the other. This prompted several informal discussions throughout the years of the possibility of merging the two organizations. In May of 2014 the process began.

On July 1, 2015, A Safe Place and SASS officially merged into one nonprofit agency, becoming the largest in New Hampshire providing support services and prevention education to those impacted by domestic and sexual violence.

The goal of the merger was to increase efficiencies and build capacity to do even more to assist women, men and children affected by domestic and/or sexual violence in Southeastern New Hampshire. The merger will provide individuals with comprehensive services so they can experience limited barriers to receiving support in order to begin a journey forward with stronger, more stable footing.

HAVEN is dedicated to addressing public health through violence prevention and improving the well-being of children and families. Preventing sexual abuse and providing support for those impacted by domestic and sexual violence can lead to healthier and more secure children and adults.

HAVEN is a member program of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Portsmouth NH
Main Office

Phone: 603-436-4107
Fax: 603-436-7951
Crisis counseling is available on a walk-in basis during office hours.
Office/walk-in hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

20 International Drive,
Suite 300 Portsmouth, NH 03801

Rochester NH
Office

Crisis counseling is available on a walk-in basis during office hours.
Office/walk-in hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

150 Wakefield Street, Suite 16 Rochester, NH 03867

Epping NH
Office

Crisis counseling is available on a walk-in basis during office hours.
Office/walk-in hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

285 Calef Highway
Suite12 C (Second Floor)
Epping, NH 03042

For More Information

For more information: info@havennh.org
Development: development@havennh.org
Outreach: outreach@havennh.org
Education: education@havennh.org

HAVEN often provides information and therapist referrals to clients. Click here to apply to join HAVEN's Therapist database. If you have questions or would prefer to submit a paper application, please contact tammy@havennh.org.

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