Haven House is a co-educational, crisis residential shelter for youth from age 12 to 17. It is open for intake 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Referrals are made through DCFS caseworkers, law enforcement, community providers and Specialized Foster Care at Community Youth Services. Youth who are facing homelessness may now call Haven House directly to refer themselves for emergency shelter. Self-referring youth must be willing to follow basic program rules and expectations.The majority of youth who come to Haven House are from Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor and Lewis counties, and include runaways, youth in conflict with their families, and youth who cannot be maintained in other settings. The program is geared for short-term placements ~ up to thirty days in most cases.
The focus of the Haven House program is to re-unify families whenever possible, or find suitable, alternative placements when returning home is not an option. Within a safe, comfortable and structured home-like setting, Haven House staff provide individual and group counseling and meet basic needs, including meals, clothing, hygiene supplies, transportation, and assistance in accessing medical and dental services.
Our purpose is to support youth and their families in their development, fostering constructive courses of action that promote safe alternatives and prevent youth from living on the streets and /or returning to unsafe conditions in their homes.
Youth ages 12-17 who are facing homelessness may now call Haven House directly to refer themselves for emergency shelter. Self-referring youth must be willing to follow basic program rules and expectations.
For case consultation or referrals, please call the Haven House 24-hour line at (360) 754-1151.