What We Do

Haven House Hall of Fame Induction Video


The mission of Haven House Services is to help youth be safe, supported, and successful.


We are the place where youth who need help find it. Founded in 1973, Haven House Services operates 10 programs that help approximately 1,200 youth in need each year overcome obstacles and get their lives on a positive path. Whether they are experiencing homelessness, a crisis at home or school, gang involvement, or problems involving the juvenile justice system, we help youth identify a path toward success and accompany them every step of the way on their journey.


— youth experiencing homelessness
— youth in crisis
— youth having having difficulty at school or at home
— youth involved or at-risk for involvement with the juvenile justice system

Currently, we have 10 programs helping approximately 1,200 youth each year. Below is a brief description of our programs.

  • Wrenn House – The only emergency shelter within a 2-hour radius of the Triangle for youth ages 10-17 who are homeless, runaways, or in-crisis. Offers shelter, counseling, and case management services.
  • Street Outreach – Provides homeless and street dependent youth ages 16-21 with food, hygiene kits, skill-building courses, case management, and referrals to needed services.
  • Transitional Living Program – Helps homeless youth ages 18-22 (and their minor dependents if applicable) move into transitional housing services and build the independent living skills needed to sustain permanent, long-term housing.
  • Juvenile Diversion Team – Works with youth and families not currently involved in the juvenile justice system who have problems, such as truancy, not complying with rules at home, and/or running away.
  • Juvenile Assessment Team – Conducts screenings and comprehensive clinical assessments for youth currently involved in the juvenile justice system.
  • Gang Outreach – Uses a combination of community engagement and case management to help curb gang activity for youth at-risk for gang involvement or who are currently gang involved.
  • Multi-Systemic Therapy – Evidence-based treatment program that partners with youth and their families in efforts to strengthen the family unit and ensure that youth can successfully remain in their homes and/or communities.
  • Restitution and Community Service – Allows diverted and court-involved youth to perform supervised community service hours and/or earn restitution to benefit victims.
  • Second Round – Uses boxing, fitness, and exercise to teach youth involved in at-risk behaviors self-discipline, teamwork, leadership, healthy living, and other pro-socialization elements. [Watch Second Round program video]
  • Community Alternatives Program – Provides intensive case management, intensive monitoring, family support, and services for youth currently at-risk for placement in detention or pending release from detention.

Want more information about who we serve and our program outcomes? Click here to read our latest annual report.

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