Kelly is the Cofounder and Executive Director of Fair Haven Rape Crisis Center and a Survivor, Thrivor & Overcomer of sexual violence and exploitation.
Kelly is a recovery vetern, visionary, published author & national presentor on sexual trauma. She has a passion for people as well as dogs and is a Certified TDI Handler for Fair Haven’s Certified Therapy Dog- Aspen.
Kelly has a strong background in both management, entrepreneurship and serves her Heavenly Father with her whole heart.
Becca has been a part of Fair Haven since 2015. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies from Purdue Northwest in 2016. She enjoys long drives with loud music, playing with her pups, and a good pepperoni pizza.
Sylvia grew up in Chicago and has earned an Associates in Criminal Justice Degree from Purdue Northwest. Sylvia enjoys eating a good deep dish pizza and is an avid dog lover. She has really enjoyed working at Fair Haven and helping survivors on their road to recovery.
Natalie has been a part of Fair Haven since November of 2018. She graduated from Purdue Northwest with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Foreign Language with a concentration in Spanish. She works predominately with the teen population. She enjoys watching Netflix with her family and hanging out with her crazy pup!
Melissa started with Fair Haven in June of 2015. She earned her Associates Degree in Business Management from South Suburban College. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys crafting, camping & hiking with her family.
Our Dedicated Staff
Fair Haven’s front line staff is comprised of 6 advocates who tirelessly work to provide support to survivors along their recovery journey and evidence-based, age appropriate prevention education to the community! Fair Haven Advocates are committed to fulfilling our organization’s Purpose & Mission and are the heart of our agency.
Our Support Animal
Working at Fair Haven since she was just 9 weeks old, Aspen has grown into a beautiful four-year-old Great Pyrenees/Golden Retriever weighing 100 pounds. She shares an office space with her handler and our Executive Director, Kelly Vates. When they are not working with clients, they are out in the community spreading awareness.