PROGRAMS & PROJECTS.
We as parents/guardians, community members, and youth service providers are thrilled to provide a new alternative for youth and their families when conflicts get too intense. We aspire to build a strong relationship with Hudson County young people and their families.
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 bolster the resilience of young people and their families allowing them to master 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 families and youth described below.
In our community, we are also extraordinarily fortunate to have the wisdom of truly resilient supporters who have been integral in Haven's growth.
- Come and enjoy a hot meal prepped, cooked and served by fellow youth in your community.
- Offered at different times for different age groups, Haven offers a ten-week life skills group.
- Evening Program for youth in grades 6-12 to have REAL conversations facilitated by young men of color FOR young men of color.
- Specialized Program for any youth currently involved with or at risk of involvement with the Juvenile Justice System.
- This Support Group is specific to LGBTQIA+ youth who are in need of guidance and a safe place to learn, grow and be themselves. Allies are also welcome.
- Our social work staff accepts referrals from parents of teens and teens themselves for emergency crisis intervention to prevent homelessness and incarceration when family conflict arises.
- STRIVE is a five to seven session psycho-educational program provided in the home of a young person to address the risks of homelessness and incarceration that family conflict may bring.
- Individual and family psychotherapy using trauma-informed and holistic mind/body techniques as appropriate. Services are provided free of charge.
- The Station House Adjustment program is intended to be a diversion program for first-time juveniles with low-level offenses.