Our Mission

Equip and Empower Homeless Unaccompanied Youth To Be Safe and Self-Sufficient

The Haven Project is the only organization north of Boston dedicated specifically to providing age appropriate services to a growing, vulnerable 17-24 year old homeless young adult population. We implement our mission through six essential focus areas: basic needs, employment, housing, education, health, and community engagement.

Our Impact

What We Did Last Year

72

Jobs Acquired

5000+

Hours of Professional Case Management

520

Emergency Calls Answered

2080

Meals Served

What We Do

Our Services

Basic Needs

We provide daily meals, unrestricted access to a food pantry, gift cards, ID’s, clothing, backpacks, hygiene items, on-site showers and laundry facilities, funds for transportation, etc.

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Success Stories

Hear From Our Clients

Jairo

I got my green card at 16, but that did not solve all my problems. My uncle said he’d take care of me until I turned 18. My uncle really only let me stay because I was working full-time and paying most of the rent. I was failing high school because of all of the work, but I needed a place to stay. I went to the Haven Project and they helped me get a room that I could afford and I was able to be a part of their job-training program. They gave me a tutor and I’m now passing my classes. I don’t have a lot of extra money but I am happy and safe. I’m graduating in 7 months, and I think I have a shot at college. I will be the first in my family to go!

Jairo

Neveah

I was in foster care all my life because my parents were drunk and violent and the state said they couldn’t take care of me. Once I turned 18, I tried to make it on my own. I like not having people tell me what to do all the time but sometimes its lonely and I get angry because I don’t have what other people my age have. Its hard to be alone and things are complicated on the streets. Right now checking in with the Haven Project is all I’m ready for- it’s a good place to get help and a hot meal when I need it.

Neveah

Eric

My life was okay with my mom until she got a boyfriend. My mom chose him over me and he wanted me out. I was so angry with my mom. I stayed at the shelter for months and started drinking. I couldn’t believe that my mom let him kick me out of the house. The Haven Project staff was always happy to see me, joked with me, and helped me finish high school. They found me a free HVAC training course and I passed. My mom was so proud and she finally got rid of that boyfriend and I was able to move back in. I’m okay now, but really want to save to get my own place because who knows how long I can stay.

Eric

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Our Partners