Tesco Ricoh

Thank you as always to Michelle Walsh the Community Champion at Tesco Ricoh for the donation of a brand new double bed and mattress which has been donated to a service user who has just left our refuge and is setting up in her own new safe home; so that was perfect timing and very gratefully received. We are very happy to hear this and good luck, we are alwasy heer if you need any support in the future. 

Thank you Michelle for always thinking of Coventry Haven!

St Michaels Church Womens Institute Group

Another thank you to the people of Coventry for their superb support!

The ladies of St Michaels Church have been long term supporters of ours, which we are very grateful for!

I attended a group meeting, began with a prayer then a discussion regarding the work we do and the services and projects that Coventry Haven provide.

It was great to be asked so many questions and to be able to have the opportunity for the ladies to go back to their parish and church groups, freinds and family to raise awareness of the work we do.

Thank you ladies for the cash donation and the toiletries and hope to see you again soon!

TSB Charity Partnership

September is proving to be an amazing week!

We have been awarded the charity of choice for the TSB! A meeting was held on 7th September and the contract for the partnership was signed. It was great to meet the TSB and to see how engaged they are and passionate about the work we do.

Thank you so much for this fabulous opportunity and we look forward to having lots of fun raising money and awareness.  

There will be lots more to follow....

Rugby Soroptomists

We had a fabulous evening with a wonderful group of ladies; the Rugby Soroptomists, who always offer ongoing support to the women and children we support. On the evening of the 5th September at Brownsover Hall Hotel, Jaime and Rachel were invited to present to the group about our job roles and the work of Coventry Haven and were awarded a £673 cheque to promote the FGM project. Thank you very much!

We also accepted their invitation to present to their regional group and we look forward to that opportunity!  

A lovely evening was had by all and thank you again for the meal, your hospitality and the donation.

PRESS RELEASE To Media 23rd August 2017 - CULFC and Coventry Haven

Media release

17 August 2017

Coventry United Ladies Football Club announce local partnership

Coventry United Ladies Football Club (CULFC) have recently announced their newest, local partnership with Coventry Haven, which has provided services to Coventry women and children for the past 45 years.

Domestic abuse can be experienced by women irrespective of social, economic or cultural backgrounds and as such can be found in all areas of the community. Through their partnership, CULFC and Coventry Haven hope to improve awareness, education and funding to support this very important work.

Coventry has some of the highest rates of domestic abuse incidences/offences and sexual offences in the whole of the West Midlands. 28% of women have experienced domestic abuse in the UK since the age of 16 years and it is believed that abused women are three times more likely to experience depression and anxiety disorders.

As a football club with a majority of female managers, players and followers, Coventry Haven was identified as an ideal charity partner. The work Coventry Haven does is hugely important to local women and children and as the club builds strong links with the whole community it hopes this partnership will help raise awareness, and promote the safety and empowerment of women and children experiencing any type of abuse. CULFC look forward to working with Coventry Haven and hope to build an extremely positive working partnership, for more information visit www.coventryhaven.co.uk or call 024 7644 4077.

Jade Ogle, CULFC Marketing Director, said:

“CULFC endeavour to support a variety of local charities. Coventry Haven is a really special charity that supports women and their children experiencing all forms of Domestic Abuse, Forced Marriage, Honour Based Abuse and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). We are really pleased to begin working in partnership with a charity that promotes equality, fairness and respect - all of which are really important aspects to CULFC." 

CULFC look forward to welcoming Coventry Haven to our first opening home game on Sunday 27th August 2017 at the Butts Park Arena. There will be lots of information available about Coventry Haven and our partnership with them on the day, for general CULFC information please visit http://www.coventryunitedlfc.co.uk/ 


Notes to Editor
For media enquiries: media@coventryunited.co.uk


Official Charity Partner of Coventry Utd Ladies Football Club! 28th July 2017

We are incredibly pleased to announce that with effect from 28th July 2017 we have been selected as Coventry United Ladies Football Club's official charity partner!

This is wonderful news and a fabulous way to raise awareness of our organisation in Coventry and the West Midlands.

Thank you; we look forward to the amazing opportunities that this will bring! WATCH THIS SPACE!......

Women's Aid Accreditation - Press Release

"Congratulations !!!!! To all staff, volunteers, trustees, and service users at Coventry Haven. After lots of hard work and patient waiting I am delighted to announce that we have been successfully awarded the Women`s Aid Quality Mark in recognition for our high quality services to women and children in Coventry.  To say that I am proud of this achievement is an understatement, everyone has worked incredibly hard towards the assessment process and accreditation visits, thank you all so much." - Elaine Yates CEO Coventry Haven

Press release 08/08/17     

Coventry Haven Women’s Aid recognised nationally for high-quality service

Coventry Haven Women’s Aid has been awarded the Women’s Aid National Quality Mark, demonstrating that it provides a high quality of service to women and their children experiencing domestic violence in Coventry. The Women’s Aid Quality Standards are national standards which measure the quality of specialist domestic violence services on a number of factors. Coventry Haven were particularly commended for the professional expertise and experience of staff and volunteers, accessibility of services , and the organisations engagement and partnership working with a number of strategic partnerships and alliances in the West Midlands Violence against Women and Girls sector

Elaine Yates, Coventry Haven CEO says: “We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded the Women’s Aid Quality Mark. Providing high quality specialist services for women and children is at the core of who we are and everything that we do at Coventry Haven. It’s fabulous that our organisation is receiving recognition for this.”
Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid Federation England said: “We are very proud to award Coventry Haven Women’s Aid the Women’s Aid National Quality Mark for their excellent work supporting women and children in Coventry. Specialist, high-quality domestic violence services can make the difference between a full, independent life and living in fear of your life for women escaping abuse. The hard work and dedication of the team at Coventry Haven is making that difference, and I thank them for the very high quality of the service they provide.”

1. About Women’s Aid Women's Aid is the national domestic violence charity that co-ordinates and supports an England-wide network of over 250 local services working to end domestic violence against women and children. Keeping the voices of survivors at the heart of its work, Women's Aid campaigns for better legal protection and services, providing a strategic "expert view" to government on laws, policy and practice affecting abused women and children. In partnership with its national network, Women's Aid runs public awareness and education campaigns, bringing together national and local action, and developing new training and resources. Women's Aid provides a package of vital 24 hour lifeline services through its publications (available in 11 languages including English), websites (www.womensaid.org.uk and www.thehideout.org.uk), and running the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Refuge. Women's Aid is a registered charity no 1054154. 2. 0808 2000 247: Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge). 3. The Women’s Aid Website can be found at: www.womensaid.org.uk. This is a comprehensive website about domestic violence and its impact on women and children. The website has help sections for women experiencing domestic violence, as well as policy briefings and research findings. Women’s Aid also runs a website for children and young people experiencing domestic violence www.thehideout.org.uk