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If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence please call our Crisis Line at 818-887-6589

Purchase your PGA Northern Trust Tickets & Support Haven Hills!


Haven Hills is participating in the PGA Tours Tickets Fore Charity program. When you click here and purchase your ticket for the Northern Trust Open, 80% of the proceeds go to Haven Hills and the other 20% go to the City of Hope!




October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Join Haven Hills in creating a candlelight vigil in honor of victims and survivors of domestic violence. Display a candlelight vigil in your window at home or at work. You can also change your Facebook profile picture to a vigil of your design. For more information please check out our flyer and /or join our Facebook group "Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Survivors and Victims of Domestic Violence

Canoga Park Women’s Club helped founding Haven Hills – Thank you for the continuing support and the wonderful backpacks donated this month!





Thank you Aetna for the 100 jeans, toiletries, dental supplies and your continuing support!



Run for Haven Hills!

List Haven Hills as a beneficiary when you register for the Canoga Park/West Hills Chamber of Commerce 5K Memorial Day Walk/Run and $10 from your adult registration fee ($5 from child registration) will go to Haven Hills!!

Registration Fees:
Adults $30, Children 14 & Under $20

Registration Includes:
Chip Timing, Quality T-Shirt

Registration Closes:
Saturday May 25 at 5pm PST

Same Day Registration:
Opens at 6:30 am (there is an additional $5 fee)

For More Information:


Erika Tooney Salazar Running the La Marathon
For Haven Hills, Inc.

Erika Needs Your Help!

Erika Tooney Salazar is dedicated and experienced outreach counselor for Haven Hills which provides life saving services to victims of domestic violence in the San Fernando Valley.  On March 17, 2013 she will be running in the LA Marathon to support victims of domestic violence by "BUILDING SELF RELIANCE AND SAVING LIVES A MILE AT A TIME" says Haven Hills Executive Director, Sara Berdine.  Here is Erika's story:

"I am getting ready for the biggest challenge of my life.  On March 17, 2013, I will be running the L.A. Marathon!  That's 26.2 miles, and yes all at once.  Luckily, I am not doing this on my own.  I have formed a small team to run by my side on this journey.  Even more important than my physical commitment to running through the finish line, is my commitment to raise funds for Haven Hills.  I have been working for this non profit organization for 4 plus years, and have been honored to have joined this great agency. Haven Hills provides safety and support to victims of domestic violence while working to break the cycle of abuse.  The Agency offers shelter, crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, and activities supporting increased economic opportunity to victims of abuse primarily in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles."

"As I run the 26.2 mile marathon, I will need your support!!!  You will be with me in spirit, and your sponsorship will inspire me to run stronger and get me to the finish line.  A donation of one dollar per is suggested, but whatever you can do to contribute matters...it all adds up!  Please help me achieve my goal of raising $1,000.00 dollars and to help Haven Hills stop domestic violence, build self reliance, save lives."  

Two options to donate:

  1. Go to http://www.crowdrise.com/DVawareness/fundraiser/eriksalazar
    • Click on donate
  2. Go to http://www.havenhills.org
    • Click on donate
    • Complete Honorary Information as follows:
    • Name: Erika Salazar-LA Marathon Fundraiser

Please Help Erika exceed her goal and Haven Hills stop Domestic Violence.

For more information please contact Sara Berdine at 818-887-7481 x13 or P.O. Box 260, Canoga Park, CA  91305

Herb Caver, Regional Director of Customer Service for Avon presents a $10,000 check to Sara Berdine, Executive Director, Haven Hills.

Event in Chatsworth to Collect Toys for Haven Hills

On Thursday, November 15 the Shops at West End Chatsworth will host a holiday event with fun for the entire family.  The stores will feature activities, food and exhibitions including a leather stamping workshop at Silver King; a magical display of gingerbread houses at Param Yoga and a sampling of delicious baked goods and jewelry sale at Naya Fresh Body Spa.

Toys will be collected for Haven Hills at Los Toros restaurant.  If you bring a new, unwrapped gift for a child or adult to Los Toros you will receive a free kid's meal. (offer applies on November 15 only).  Les Sisters Southern Kitchen will also be accepting gifts as well as cash donations.

What a great way to support your local businesses and the women and children of Haven Hills. Click here for the full schedule of events and other information.

Happy Holidays!

Just $10.00 a month can make a HUGE difference

It's easy to save a life.  A monthly pledge of any amount will help Haven Hills provide counseling, shelter, food and clothing to hundreds of women and children each year.  Your generous gift is absolutely essential to saving the lives of victims of domestic violence in our community.  Their lives are literally in your hands.  As you may know, our services are funded in large part by government grants which are decreasing each year.  In fact, this year we lost $92,000 in funding from our second largest grant.  Funding affects staffing levels as well as supplies.  Right now our staff is spread very thin - working hard to give the clients all the advice, support and advocacy they need.

You can make a difference.  An example of the kinds of things your generosity provides:

  • $50 - school supplies for a child in our Crisis Shelter
  • $150 - Food for a week for a shelter family
  • $250 - a night of safety for a woman in crisis
  • $500 - a month of counseling for a woman on her way to self sufficiency
  • $1000 - a week of safety for a family

To make a donation click here.  When they leave the shelter, the women say "You saved my life."  Thank you for saving lives.

Did you know?

  • Over 80% of every dollar raised goes directly to our services
  • Almost 60% of our revenue comes from Government Funding
  • 27% comes from individuals, corporations and foundations
  • Approximately 80% of our cost is for personnel
  • This includes:
    • Shelter staff – around the clock staffing
    • Our counselors – children’s counselors and adult counselor
    • Intake staff on our 24/7 Crisis Line
    • Outreach Counselors for our group counseling services
    • Other administrative staff including Training Facilitator, Facilities Manager and accounting and fundraising staff.

Our clients rely on you for these life saving services.Click here to make a donation.


Northrop Grumman Donates School Supplies

The great folks at Northrop Grumman made going back to school very special for the children in our shelters.  They purchased fabulous back packs from JanSport and filled them with everything a student needs for school - pens, pencils, notebooks, highlighters, etc.  Plus, they put together different items by grade level!  The employees at Northrop Grumman donated the items and worked on their lunch hour to put the backpacks together.  We are very grateful to this wonderful group for donating something we can give to our students.  On their behalf, we thank you.

Dining Destination!

Haven Hills is inviting you to dine out and raise money for the women and children who turn to us to escape a life of violence. Each month we'll be at a different restaurant in the Valley- a variety of cuisine to support us!

This month destination is Chili's!

What to Do: Dine at Chili's or take food to go, and El Chili's will donate 15% of your transaction to Haven Hills. You must present this flyer to the cashier to receive credit.

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Chili's Restaurant  
6775 Fallbrook Ave. 
West Hills, CA 91307

Visit www.chilis.com for directions

Thank you for supporting victims of domestic violence!  We’ll see you there!

Raise funds for Haven Hills – no cost to you!

As you well know, our organization has been hit by dramatic decreases in funding, sponsorships and, despite your unparalleled generosity at our recent gala "Evening of Hope", we will still face short falls in the coming year. We continue to look for new ways of sustaining our programs in a time of economic uncertainty and ever-increasing demands from our community.

We are very proud to announce a new program that, only with your help, can reduce the impact our struggling economy has had on Haven Hills and those we benefit. We have entered a partnership with Community Funding Solutions (CFS), a company that provides substantial and sustainable funding to charities through real estate transactions.

The idea is simple: when you buy or sell a home through the CFS network, you can designate Haven Hills as your preferred charity directing 20% of the real estate agent's commission to us! CFS-registered agents are committed to this fund raising program and will be anticipating your participation to help our women and children.

Please take a few minutes to look at our No Cost Giving Page on the CFS website under the "Featured Charities" tab. Simply sign up now and designate our organization as your preferred charity.  When you are ready to buy or sell a home, be sure to do it through CFS so that Haven Hills and those we serve will benefit from a substantial donation made possible by you.

Sara J. Berdine
Executive Director

Friends of Haven Hills gathered at the Globe Theatre, Universal Studios to honor outstanding local philanthropists and support victims of domestic violence in our community. 

Tony Potts was our Master of Ceremonies and Shaun Robinson was on hand to present a Special Recognition Award to Councilman Dennis P. Zine. 

The Woman of Distinction Award was presented to Danone Simpson, President & CEO, Montage Insurance Solutions

The Community Hope Award was presented to Roberto Barragan, President, VEDC

The Betty Fisher Legacy Award was presented to long-time Haven Hills volunteer Alana Perper

Pair Orthodontics recieved the Community Enrichment Award

Comedian Kevin Nealon closed out the evening with his unique brand of comedy.

Thank you to our sponsors:


Meet Lesley and Michael


Haven Hills is a 501 (c) (3) agency designated by the IRS. Federal Identification Number  95-3196247


You Can Save A Life

Your financial contributions are vital to the brave women and children who turn to Haven Hills to escape a life of violence. 

You can make a one-time donation or choose to make a recurring gift each month. 

Your ongoing monthly contribution will ensure year-round support for the women and children in our shelters.
Donate Now 

Dining Destination

January 29, 2014 at Chili's Restaurant

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