Residential services are client centered and directed. Each residential client receives safety planning, case management and individual and group support opportunities. We know victims often leave their abuser 7-9 times before leaving the last time. So, each client, assisted by an advocate designs a personalized case plan that will help them attain their goals. Most importantly, this case plan will enable them to access the resources they need to live independently from the abuser and from SpringHaven.
Other residential services available to clients are; life skills training, financial literacy and domestic violence education.
Our victim advocates are trained and certified professionals who are in all Emergency Protective Order (EPO) and Domestic Violence Order (DVO) hearings in all of our eight counties. The role of the victim advocate is NOT to be an attorney, but rather is to provide support to the victim and information about the services offered by SpringHaven. Victim advocates also provide safety planning and will make referrals if clients request services not provided by our agency. Support groups and individual domestic violence education is also provided at the request of the client.
The children who come to SpringHaven are provided the same age-appropriate services as their mothers. We employ a Child/Youth Advocate who works with the children individually and in group settings daily. She provides a supervised homework time and a nutritious snack each afternoon after school, except Friday. The major goal of this activity is to encourage mothers and children to 1). Develop a regular time for homework, and 2). Eat nutritious snacks and learn about healthy eating habits. There are a number of groups offered to SpringHaven children on a rotating schedule. We also are lucky to have a wonderful core group of volunteers who assist our child advocate during group time.
We offer educational experiences for professionals,(clergy, social workers, teachers, law enforcement, hairdressers,) individuals, church or civic groups. All of our trainings are offered free of charge and are subject to the availability of staff. All SpringHaven staff are highly trained and state-certified by the Kentucky Domestic Violence association. Call our business office at (270) 765-4057 for more information.
SpringHaven is the only state-certified domestic violence shelter and program in the Lincoln Trail Area Development District.
Domestic violence (also named domestic abuse, battering, or family violence) is a pattern of behavior which involves violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation. Intimate partner violence is violence by a spouse or partner in an intimate relationship against the other spouse or partner. Domestic violence can take place in heterosexual and same-sex family relationships, and can involve violence against children in the family.
Dating violence is when one person purposely hurts or scares someone they are dating. Dating violence happens to people of all races, cultures, incomes, and education levels. It can happen on a first date, or when you are deeply in love. It can happen whether you are young or old, and in heterosexual or same-sex relationships. Dating violence is always wrong, and you can get help.
We are always interested in recruiting new volunteers. We believe that volunteers are our partners in this important work. Therefore, anyone who wants to volunteer on any on-going basis must complete our training program and must have a clean criminal record. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, unless they are part of an organized group, such as a church youth group, or scouts, etc. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at SpringHaven, please enter your email address below, or call the business office at (270) 765-4057 to request a volunteer packet.