Our History

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.

Our Staff

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.

Our Financials

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.

Ship's Wheel

Our Purpose

is to honor God, serve survivors and inspire HOPE.


Our Mission

is to provide services to those affected by sexual violence & trauma.


Our Vision

is to create a caring, safe and nurturing community with zero tolerance for violence.


Our Core Values

  • People = priority.
  • Compassion.
  • Autonomy.
  • Integrity.
  • Excellence.
  • Adaptability.
  • Commitment to our faith principles.

Our Organizational Goals

are to:

  • 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.