Nonprofit Gives Lynn’s Youth a Helping Hand

The Haven Project is a drop-in center open three evenings a week where caseworkers like Mazman connect youth to the church’s food pantry, clothing, short-term shelter options and – more importantly for Luis – an adult shoulder to lean on.

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Haven Project Event Was Educational and Inspiring

The Haven Project, a Lynn-based organization under the director of Gini Mazman, has been existence for less than a year, but it is already making a tremendous impact with its services for homeless young adults in the city of Lynn and surrounding areas.

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Homeless Teens Battle Odds to Stay in School

In Lynn, where 348 homeless students went to high school last year, another nonprofit, The Haven Project, has served as an anchor for kids without homes. Gini Mazman, Haven’s program director, has been able to find beds for some students at the local YMCA and at the Lynn Home for Women, but she said the options are limited.

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Polar Plunge to Aid Lynn Nonprofit

The Haven Project helps provide a safety net for young adults living on their own, but there will be no such net for Program Director Gini Mazman when she takes part in a Polar Bear Plunge Wednesday, to raise funds for her nonprofit.

“I will be plunging,” Mazman said from The Haven Project’s offices on Munroe Street. “Rich (Colucci, Ward 4 councilor) agreed to do it, so I will, too.”

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City Agencies to Take First Homeless Youth Count

A handful of city agencies will come together over the next week to take stock of what many fear is a growing trend: teenage homelessness.

“They’re a hidden population,” said Gini Mazman, program director for The Haven Project.

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