Haven ATL is dedicated to serving women who have fallen victim to commercial sexual exploitation in the Metro Atlanta area through prevention, education, case management, and outreach.
In order to further the fight against human trafficking, HavenATL was created in the Pittsburg community of Atlanta, which was a known hub for commercial sexual exploitation. This program was created in the summer of 2011 by Sandra Pawar and Hillary DeJarnett and fully implemented in 2012. This program is under The Salvation Army Atlanta Area Command and is dedicated to seeing the city of Atlanta free from commercial sexual exploitation and the damage it causes to communities, families and individuals. The community center facilitates outreach and assists with job training and education. It offers group therapy and trauma-focused counseling services as needed. Many other daily activities and resources are available as well.
HavenATL primarily provides services to young women who have faced commercial sexual exploitation. This program primarily serves women over eighteen years of age, but does not necessarily exclude women under eighteen. Haven ATL is dedicated to serving women with consistent support, unfailing love, and wants to provide resources for positive change.