Fair Haven (originally known as Fair Haven Center for Women. Our name was modified in 2017 to promote inclusive services for all victims of sexual assault) was founded in 2005 by two courageous survivors of sexual violence: Patty Conley and Kelly Vates. Read More.
We have a dedicate staff of coordinators and professional victim advocates who are qualified to assist you in reaching your safe port in the storm, as well as providing helpful information for sexual assault awareness, education, and prevention. Read more.
Our Board of Directors
The Board of Directors represent the interests of the “owners” — the community. The Board, acting as governors, is charged to protect that public purpose — to ensure that funds are used as responsibly and as effectively as possible. Read more.
As a qualified 501(c)3 non-profit organization, our financial records and annual reports are available to the public for your review. Read more.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
It’s natural to have questions about what to expect when seeking help or information about sexual abuse, prevention, and getting help. We answer some of the most often-asked questions in on our FAQ page. Read more.
is to serve God, serve survivors and inspire HOPE.
is to provide faith-focused services to those affected by sexual violence & trauma.
is to create a caring, safe and nurturing community with zero tolerance for violence.
Our Core Values
- People are the priority.
- Commitment to our faith-focused principles.
Our Organizational Goals
- Provide victim-centered, trauma informed services.
- Promote prevention & education efforts that challenge social norms.
- Effect positive change within the region of Northwest Indiana.
A Pillar in the Community
Here are a few excerpts from the many endorsements we have received within the community and surrounding areas.
St. Jude House
Fair Haven has been an invaluable resource to our agency, and to the clients and communities we serve…
Prevent Child Abuse LC
IUN PD Detective Liesenfielt
Fair Haven is responsible for improving thousands, if not tens of thousands, of lives in Lake County, Indiana.
LC Prosecutor's Office
Fair Haven’s advocacy efforts have contributed to the successful prosecution of to multiple sex offenders in our county.
Fair Haven has and continues to be a beacon of light to victims of sexual assault and their support systems in Lake County.
Hammond Police Department
From the initial phone call, to the bedside, to providing support services, advocating and walking with the victim through the judicial process (Fair Haven) has enabled victims to remain engaged.
Indiana State Police Laboratory
The participation of Fair Haven helps Law Enforcement agencies and the Lake County Prosecutors office work with victim/survivors to a successful resolution of their cases.