Our Mission, Vision, and Values


Promoting the Empowerment of Women

Green Haven Shelter for Women provides safety, shelter, and meaningful alternatives for individuals who experience gender-based violence and abuse to support a foundation for change and opportunities for the future.

Together with our community, we will lead and inspire social change to address and transform the root causes that perpetuate gender-based violence and abuse because everyone has the right to live a life of dignity and respect


We value a person-centred approach We accept and provide unconditional support, honouring and respecting the worthiness of all without judgment or bias. We meet people where they are with a trauma-informed approach. We listen, ask questions, and hold space for conversation and for healing.

We value inclusiveness We acknowledge, honour, respect, and value the uniqueness of all regardless of their gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and other differences. We create an environment where all feel respected, supported and valued and where all have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

We value collaboration We recognize that we are stronger together and appreciate building meaningful relationships and collaboration.

We value leadership We model leadership within, setting the example by leading self and others. We strive to be the change we want to see and to lead our community with our expertise, experience and compassion.

We value education We take every opportunity to teach and learn.

We value advocacy We stand up and speak. out to influence and drive social change to accomplish our vision

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