The Haven Project

A Brief History

Founded in 2011, The Haven Project was established to address a gap in services to unaccompanied homeless young adults in Lynn and surrounding communities. We provide direct service to more than 220 homeless unaccompanied youth ages 17-24 each year, with referrals to other youth serving organizations for hundreds more who don’t meet intake criteria based on age, homelessness or other factors.

As the Haven Project looked for a home in which to establish its programming, East Coast International Church (ECIC) stepped forward and generously donated a large program space and countless in-kind resources. The Haven Project offices and our Client Services Center remain in that space today— a space which is centrally located in downtown Lynn and easily accessible by public transportation.

The Haven Project is well known as a key advocate and provider of unique and age-appropriate services to homeless young adults on the North Shore. It continues to grow in the number of clients assisted and programs are expanding to meet the growing and complex needs of the homeless young adult population.