HAVEN ADOLESCENT COMMUNITY RESPITE CENTER IS DESIGNED TO SUPPORT ADOLESCENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES DURING TIMES OF DOMESTIC CONFLICT.
We provide counseling, positive opportunities for youth development, and peer support for adolescents and their families without stigma and without assigning blame in an effort to keep youth at home when possible and safe. We provide a short-term residential alternative to incarceration or homelessness when necessary.
We create a partnership with existing community organizations and a family’s own social network to provide young people and their families with long term solutions to family conflicts which adolescence, poverty, social and political pressures and mental health and drug addiction intensify. Located on Roosevelt Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey, we provide a range of services for parents and youth described below.
We as parents, community members, and youth service providers are thrilled to provide a new alternative for youth and their families when conflicts intensified by stress, poverty, racism, etc., get too intense. We hope we can divert young people from long term homelessness and criminal justice involvement and be contributors to a strong and vibrant community support structure for Hudson County families with teens. We aspire to build a strong relationship with Hudson County young people and their families which acknowledges and instrumentalizes the incredible community resources that already exist. Our peer support programs are collaborations with existing organizations for parents and teens.
Haven supports adolescents and their families during times of domestic conflict.
Haven Adolescent Community Respite Center (“Haven”) provides vital, family-strengthening, community-based services for adolescents and their families experiencing family conflict, significantly reducing the risks of teen homelessness and incarceration.
Services are provided for adolescents and their families without stigma and without assigning blame in an effort to keep youth at home when possible and safe. Young people and their families are provided with long term solutions to family conflicts which adolescence, poverty, social and political pressures and mental health and drug addition intensify.