Our Mission: To help youth be safe, supported, and successful.
Vision: All youth reach their full potential
Belief Statement: We believe that all youth deserve opportunities to succeed.
What makes us unique? Unmatched expertise + unique programs + whatever-it-takes approach
Our Core Values:
Haven House Services is the place where youth who need help find it. Founded in 1973, Haven House operates 11 programs that help more than 1,200 youth in need each year overcome their challenges and find a path to success. Whether they are experiencing homelessness, a crisis at home or school, gang involvement, or problems involving the juvenile justice system, we help youth identify their goals, connect with needed resources, and build skills needed for long-term success.
In 1972, Rev. Al Dimmock, a local pastor, was volunteering in juvenile court when the court faced the case of a young girl who couldn’t go home, wasn’t appropriate for training school, and had no other options. The case compelled him to create a place of refuge for young people in difficult circumstances. This place became Haven House Services in 1973.
Initially a group home for girls, a group home for boys followed in 1975. From there, a natural evolution of services began. The organization has continually expanded over the past 46 years to meet the ever-growing need in our community for programs and services for youth and young adults who are homeless, in crisis, or having difficulty at home, school or in the community.
In 2018, we were honored for our work and inducted into the Raleigh Hall of Fame. To see a timeline (.pdf) of our history, click here.