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Name: Haven House, Inc.
Phone: (219) 931-2090
Address: PO Box 508
Hammond, IN 46325-0508
Report Issued Date: October 20, 2011
Report Expiration Date: August 1, 2014
Original Business Start Date: January 1983
Principal: Ms. Lisa Wein, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Ms. Lisa Wein, Executive Director
Entity: Limited Liability Corporation
Incorporated: June 1987, IN
Type of Business: Charity - Local

BBB Comments

Haven House, Inc. is a partner agency with Lake Area United Way.

Stated Purpose

Since 1983, Haven House has been helping domestic violence victims and their children. Our services are free and confidential. The first concern at Have House is to respond to a domestic crisis with safe emergency housing and basic necessities. Our Goal is to find long-term solutions for each family by offering resources and referrals to agencies that can help establish independent living.

If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution to this BBB Accredited Charity, please contact the organization at 219 931-2090.

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.


Haven House provides 24-hour temporary emergency housing and crisis services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Hammond and its surrounding communities of East Chicago, Whiting, Griffith, Munster and Highland.
Maximum length of stay for domestic violence victims for emergency shelter at Haven House is 45 days. If within that maximum length of time safe placement for the client and family has not been made, then client and dependents are offered an extension of time at Haven House until safe placement is confirmed.
Besides addressing safety needs, Haven House provides the following:
24-hour hot line, in which all crisis calls will be documented, Crisis admissions and temporary shelter 24-hours a day, Crisis intervention
Information and referral, Bilingual Services
Immigration information, Counseling services for residential and non-residential clients, Rape recovery support for residential and non-residential rape victims, Community education and awareness, Advocacy services for residential and non-residential rape victims, Drug education and referral services for residential and non-residential clients, Free clothing for clients and their children, Free meals for residential clients and their children- with no requirement for clients to use their food stamps for the program, Emergency transportation to the shelter for admission for residents of Lake County, Transportation needed to accomplish service plan goals, Court advocacy services, Employment resource service, Parent/Child resource center.

Total Program Expenses:$364,099


Chief Executive Officer:Lisa Wein
Chair of the Board:Kris Costa-Sakelaris
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Attorney
Board Size:29
Paid Staff Size:8 Full Time. 4 Part Time.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:Haven House raises funds through direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, television or radio appeals.

Fund raising costs were 0.55% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $530,850, are donations received as a direct result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


According to Haven House, Inc.'s Audited Financial Statements for the year ended June 30, 2010:

 Special Events Income$26,942
 United Way$40,598
 Family Violence Prevention$40,940
 Criminal Justice Institute$60,484
 Social Services Block Grant$18,467
 HUD-via City of East Chicago$40,360
 HUD-via City of Hammond$47,537
 Emergency Shelter Grant$15,000
 Federal Emergency Management Agency$15,000
 US Department of Education$11,711
 Domestic Violence Prevention$41,985
 Private Grants$49,664
 Interest Income$10,081
 Total Income:$584,704
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$364,099 75.53%62.27%
 Fund Raising:$2,920 0.61%0.50%
 Administrative:$115,040 23.86%19.67%
 Total Expenses:$482,059
Excess of Income over Expenses$102,645
Ending Net Assets:$768,421

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Report as of July 25, 2014 03:28
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