Danielle Butler, LCSW
Director of Crisis and Homeless Services
Danielle is the Director of Crisis & Homeless Services, which includes Wrenn House, Safe Place, Transition in Place, Street Outreach and Outreach Center. Danielle joined Haven House Services in January 2008. She obtained Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Non-Profit Management from University of North Carolina Greensboro in May 2013. In 2002, Danielle graduated from Fordham University with Master’s Degree in Social Work with concentration in Children & Families. Prior to this, she acquired Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with minor in Sociology from Marist College and Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Dutchess Community College. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Wrenn House is the only homeless, runaway and crisis intervention program and shelter for youth in the Triangle.
Wrenn House provides a safe, legal, and responsible environment for youth who run away from home, who are homeless, or are otherwise in a crisis situation. We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Wrenn House is available to any youth age 10 – 17, with priority given to youth from Wake County and Raleigh.
For 30 years, Wrenn House has served those experiencing crisis by providing a diverse range of services including: temporary shelter, counseling, case management, referrals, and a variety of life skills, all within a therapeutic and safe environment that promotes individuality and empowers youth and families. Our program provides a safe haven to youth where they can find the freedom to realize their full potential, which is often minimized when involved in systems over which they usually have no control.
Wrenn House works closely with Project Safe Place to coordinate convenient and accessible locations in communities where young people in need can find immediate help. Young people come to Wrenn House voluntarily. The length of time varies from 1 day to 21 days. Young people staying at Wrenn House are expected to attend school. Transportation is provided to Wake County Schools. There is no cost for participants to receive services from Wrenn House.
Safe Place provides access to immediate help and safety for all young people in crisis. A national network of thousands of businesses and other public locations across the country extend the doors of local youth serving agencies by displaying Safe Place’s recognizable yellow and black diamond-shaped logo. Safe Place offers help to ages up to 17 years old with no costs associated with their services.
- Kids get help right in their own neighborhood – day or night.
- Increases awareness of at-risk, homeless and runaway youth
- Provides involvement opportunities for businesses and the public sector
- Increases agencies’ exposure in the community
- Helps to meet grant outreach and education requirements
- A proven, well identified way for youth to get help.