- Incorporated in 1978.
- Opened The Haven, a shelter for battered women and their children in 1979.
- A New Haven, an improved shelter was built and opened in 1988.
- Opened a public office in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1996.
- Began a new program and partnership to serve the Latino community with bilingual, bicultural services and community coordination in 2005.
- Began a new transitional housing program in 2010.