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There is no age requirement to volunteer at The Haven! Anyone can make a huge impact. These young ladies, pictured above, raised over $240 by selling lemonade at the Tappahannock Farmers Market. The Haven is also thankful for the volunteers who helped out at the Heathsville Farmers Market and folks who donated baked goods to be sold. Over $400 were raised at the Tappahannock and Heathsville Farmers Market.
The Haven has received a huge donation of school supplies that we would like to use to support teachers in the Northern Neck and Essex County for the upcoming school year. We are in need of a few volunteers on Friday, June 4th between the hours of 10am-1pm to help sort and organize school supplies. If you are available, please contact Brittany Clayborne at brittany.clayborne@havenshelter.org. 
Hearts and Crafts Episode 6
It's as hot as Jurassic Park out there! Inspired by this dino-appropriate weather, Deana Lavery invites co-host, dinosaur expert, and fashionista extraordinaire Kynleigh to show off her dino craft, play a fun dino feelings game, and practice Dino ROAR, a great yoga-inspired activity for releasing BIG DINOSAUR SIZED FEELINGS! Be sure to check the show notes for written description of how to do the fun dino puppet craft and dino roar mindful moment! And... welcome to Hearts and Crafts with The Haven--DINO EDITION!
Volunteers are needed for the Heathsville Farmers Market on Saturday, June 19th. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Picking Up Table/Tent Prior to Market at Administrative Office
  • Dropping Off Table/Tent the Week Following the Market at Administrative Office
  • Shift: 8 am-1 pm
  • 1-2 Volunteers Needed
  • Setting Up/Breaking Down Tent and Table
  • Collecting Donations 
  • Selling Raffle Tickets
  • Passing Out Brochures
Farmers Markets are an important way for The Haven to raise awareness as well as raise funds to support our mission. If you are able to help, please contact Brittany Clayborne at brittany.clayborne@havenshelter.org.
Call Senators Kaine and Warner and ask them to cosponsor S.611, the bipartisan/bicameral VOCAFix to sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act. Unfortunately, this bill S.611, has been sitting in the senate gathering dust. This week, programs across the state of Virginia received their award announcements from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. 

Like The Haven, most of Virginia's SA/DV programs depend on VOCA funding for a major portion of their program budget. Twelve programs like ours in Virginia are facing "catastrophic" cuts in funding this year meaning that more than 30% of their total current funding has been cut. While we fared much better, we also lost some of the funding we had last year. Unless the VOCAfix legislation is passed, The Haven and more programs like ours across the United States will be facing catastrophic cuts over the next couple of years leaving survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence even more vulnerable than they are now following COVID.

Please contact Senators Warner and Kaine and ask them to Co-Sponsor S. 611 and get it passed. It is too late already for some Virginia programs that are going to have to cut services as of July 1. We cannot afford for this bill to sit there any longer. This is truly a bipartisan bill in a time when there aren't many bipartisan issues. 

Senator Kaine 202-224-4024
Senator Warner 202-224-2023
Please contact your senators!! This should be bipartisan politics at it's best! https://tinyurl.com/23drue5v


For more information about the VOCAFix Act, click here.
The winners of the Spring Raffle have been drawn. Congratulations to Dana O'Bier, Charlene Suchan, and Angela Jones! The Haven would like to thank everyone who participated in this year's Spring Raffle.
You are now able to shop online for select items at our Thrift Shop. Make sure to check out some of the items on sale! Flat rate shipping as well as in-store pickup is available for customers. Visit havenshelter.org/shop to shop online! 
Support The Haven every time you shop on Amazon. Select The Haven Shelter and Services, Warsaw, VA as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile! Every time you make a purchase through Amazon Smile they will donate to The Haven Shelter and Services.
Top Items Needed at The Haven Shelter
1. Paper Towels
2. Snacks
3. Gallon-Sized Ziploc Bags
4. Sandwich-Sized Ziploc Bags
5. Canned Goods
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