Our Background

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Following 20 years of providing crisis intervention services in our community the Board of Directors of Clare Haven Services recognised that domestic abuse is a significant and complex social problem that requires an integrated and comprehensive range of responses, which move beyond the provision of crisis driven intervention services.

In 2013, the Charity Shop was set-up to provide a source of income that could support the development of a more comprehensive range of services. Haven Horizons was established in 2015 to focus on medium and long-term prevention strategies.

Haven Horizons is driven by international best practice and evidence-based prevention models which result in measurable changes in:

  • Behaviour
  • Cultural and social norms
  • Effective systems responses Haven Horizons’ key activities include; research, awareness raising, education, training, interagency and systems work, prevention strategies and piloting evidence-based models of good practice.

The Charity Shop is administered by Haven Horizons and thanks to the generosity of the people of Clare and the hard work of the shop staff and volunteers, the charity shop now supports:

  • Frontline services – helpline, refuge accommodation, outreach and support services (Clare Haven) and
  • Prevention work – research, awareness raising, education, training programmes and piloting evidence-based models of good practice (Haven Horizons).