Service-Learning Project for Haven House / English & Spanish Version

Service-Learning Project for Haven House

Wayne, NE, April 25th, 2019— Wayne State College undergraduate business students completed a service-learning project for the Haven House and presented the family services center with ideas for new ways to enhance the agency’s visibility in the community. Haven House is a non-profit organization that offers intervention and prevention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Haven House provides support to an average of 300 new clients per year, and has two shelter locations, in Wayne and in Dakota County. The family services center works to increase the education in the topics of sexual assault and domestic violence in the community and to create an awareness for the signs and displays of domestic violence.
After learning about the family services center, the students were eager to partner with Haven House to help them further their mission by creating ways for them to reach more of the community. They brainstormed ideas on how to expand Haven House’s outreach on social media, create a donor recognition design, explore visibility options with MailChimp, and offer various other activities the services center could implement to increase community awareness of services and volunteer opportunities.
This service-learning project allowed students to showcase the skills they’ve learned in class in a real-life situation while supporting a non-profit services center dedicated to supporting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. For more information about Haven House and their efforts to continue educating the community as well as providing services to those in need, check out or find them on Facebook at Haven House. To get assistance with your nonprofit’s communication needs contact Laura Dendinger, Professor of Business at (402)-375-7020 or at