Updated: Jan 22
Haven now partners with Victim Services Toronto to continue its vision of making the world a safer place.
TORONTO, September 1, 2022 — Haven, the leading campus safety app for universities and colleges, partners with Victim Services Toronto to expand the app's reach with all Torontonians and Ontario residents.
"I am so proud to announce that Haven will be working with Victim Services Toronto and closely collaborating with Carly Kalish, its Executive Director," says Haven CEO Nelson Lee.
Haven's partnership with Ontario’s largest Victim Services—a leader in advocacy, counselling, and safety—will last until 2025. With this partnership, Victim Services Toronto will use and share Haven technology to continue making communities in Toronto and Ontario safer.
Victim Services Toronto works with the Government of Ontario, the City of Toronto, the Toronto Police, and more to provide advocacy and support for victims, survivors, and members of the public across Toronto and Ontario.
Learn more about the Haven's revolutionary features here: havensafe.co/about.
Learn more about Victim Services Toronto here: victimservicestoronto.com.
Since day one, Haven has been executing against a two-pronged approach to make the world a safer place. The first is through the Haven app with its preventative and proactive measures to ensure users can stay safe and get help fast. The second is through educating the general public about sexual assaults and personal safety.
Haven was created after founder Nelson Lee learned about the prevalence of sexual assaults and harassment at universities across Ontario in August 2020. In March 2021, Haven was accepted by the University of Toronto's incubator, the Hatchery, to join their NEST 2021 Summer Program, which provided connections, mentors, and resources to help Haven succeed in its mission.
Haven released its app, ‘Haven – Safety Locator & Alert’, on the App and Google Play Store in September 2021. The Haven app can download here: bit.ly/DownloadHaven.