Not all violence is physical. There is emotional/verbal abuse, financial abuse, and more. These types of abuse can look like the following:
  • Acting jealous or possessive or refusing to trust you;
  • Isolating you from family, friends, or other people in your life.
  • Forcing or manipulating you into having sex or performing sexual acts, especially when you’re sick, tired, or physically injured from their abuse;
  • Ignoring your feelings regarding sex.
  • Implying that you owe them something sexually in exchange for previous actions, gifts, or consent;
  • Reacting with sadness, anger, or resentment if you say no or don’t immediately agree to something, or trying to normalize their sexual demands by saying that they “need” it;
  • Refusing to use a condom or other types of birth control;
  • Keeping you pregnant by getting you pregnant again shortly after you have a child;
  • Stealing money from you, your family, or your friends;
  • Preventing you from working, limiting the hours that you can work, getting you fired, or forcing you to work certain types of jobs;
  • Using social media to track your activities;
  • Creating fake social media profiles in your name and image, or using your phone or email to send messages to others pretending to be you, as a way to embarrass or isolate you;
For an in-depth look at the many types of violence that can occur please visit
The Haven is pleased to announce our Souper Chili Cookoff on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 10am-4pm at Garner's Produce (22645 Kings Highway Warsaw, VA 22572)!

Enjoy a variety of soups, stews, gumbos, and chilis at our Northern Neck community-wide cookoff featuring vendors, artisans, kid-friendly activities, and beverages from the first brewery in Virginia’s Northern Neck: Montross Brewery! Don't forget to pick up some of the best produce in the Northern Neck at Garner's Produce! Other items will be available to purchase such as hot dogs, chips, soda, cornbread, and other baked goods at The Haven's concessions stand!

Help make your neighbor a real-life hero with each vote that is cast. The community may purchase tasting tickets to either order a sample or cup of soup. First place will be given to the competitor with the most tickets. Tasting begins from 10am to 3pm. After 3pm, the tickets will be counted and a winner announced.

The proceeds from this event will support the work of The Haven and will give our community a chance to have some food, fun, and friendly competition for the whole family!

Admission is free!

Visit to learn more!
We're excited to announce that The Haven Christmas Market coincides with the Warsaw Christmas Parade! That's why we're spreading the word so you can save the date for our annual Christmas Market on December 3rd and 4th at Oyster Shoals Music Hall.

Get in the Christmas spirit, do some shopping, drink some hot chocolate, support the work of The Haven, and watch the parade!

Register to be a vendor TODAY for only $30! Outdoor spaces are filling up fast. Our market couldn't be a success without the help from sponsors. To learn more about vendor and sponsorship opportunities available, please visit
Call your ghouls, grab your boo, and join us for the fun! Help us make the event a lil' spookier and dress in costume. There will even be a prize for the best costume!

BINGO will be in-person this time at @montrossbrewery on Friday, October 21st from 7pm-9pm! However, we will still have a virtual option for those interested.

Your $10 includes 3 cards. Additional cards are available for purchase. There will be prizes for each of our 10 games! It'll be a wickedly good time for the whole family! You can purchase your tickets at
The Shop 'Til It Stops Sale is back again this October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Stop by Pearl Boutique October 28th and 29th from 10am-2pm for amazing deals that benefit The Haven. We raised $1,300+ last spring. Can you help us surpass this milestone? We hope to see you there!
Several event volunteers are needed for our upcoming fundraisers including our Souper Chili Cookoff and Christmas Market. Event volunteers are responsible for set-up, breakdown, and other activities throughout the day and to make the events a success! To sign up to volunteer for an event, please visit

Be the reason someone smiles by shopping at or in the Amazon app with AmazonSmile turned ON within Settings, and they will donate a portion of your purchase to The Haven!

Starting in October, the Haven Volunteer Newsletter will become the Haven Happenings newsletter. You will continue to receive volunteer updates and other essential information about The Haven. However, instead of receiving this newsletter at the beginning of the month you will receive it on the seventh day of the month.
Please consider donating to The Haven by mailing a check/money order to PO Box 1267 Warsaw, VA 22572 or visit
Top Items Needed at The Haven Shelter
**These are just some of our top-needed items, for a complete list of items for you to donate please click here or visit our Amazon Wishlist here.

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