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A HAVEN FOR
THOSE IN NEED.

All youth deserve a chance.
But more and more are falling
through the cracks.

Need & Our Impact

The past two years have been especially difficult for our youth. The population in the Triangle continues to rise while affordable housing shrinks. And the pandemic that shut down schools and other social outlets has had a significant impact on the well-being of our youth, making it more difficult for youth who need help to be identified, and for those youth to access help.

These factors all contribute to the increasing need for Haven House Services.

We know they’re out there.
And we’ll never give up on them.

CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO YOUTH IN NEED
Pandemic
Population
Growth
Lack of
Affordable Housing
We’re doing all we can. But we need to do more.
76%
Increase in Youth Served
IN OUR CRISIS AND HOMELESS SERVICES PROGRAMS OVER THE LAST 2 YEARS
33%
Crisis Calls
INCREASE IN CRISIS CALLS TO WRENN HOUSE FY21
108 number of hours at minimum wage ($7.25/hr) needed each week to afford a 1-bedroom apartment in Wake County2
4,500+
Homeless school-aged youth in Wake County
27%
increase in homelessness in Wake County, pre-pandemic vs. six months into the pandemic1
20%
increase in attempted suicide, the second-leading cause of death for youth ages 10-173
40%
of young people ages 16-24 report high levels of financial difficulty and cannot pay their bills or afford basic healthcare4
40%
spike in young people exhibiting disruptive behavior disorders3
107%
increase in youth experiencing homelessness served in our Street Outreach program in FY21 compared to FY19

1Raleigh/Wake Partnership to End Homelessness, Sept 2020. | 2Out of Reach 2020, NC. | 3The Children’s Hospital Association. | 4Flanagan, S.K., Margolius, M., Lynch, A.D., & Hynes, M. (2021). The state of youth employment: Navigating the world of work during COVID-19. America’s Promise Alliance: Washington, D.C.

A Haven that makes a difference.

Download the 2020-2021 Annual Impact Report

A Haven
For Safety
A safe, supportive place to stay. A way to avoid gang activity. A place to turn to in a crisis.
A Haven
For SUPPORT
A path to finding a stable home. A chance to access necessary treatment. A way through and out of the court system.
A Haven
For GROWTH
Programs to strengthen families. Career and leadership opportunities. Mental and physical health programs.
0%
of youth increased their independent living success/skills.
0%
of youth decreased their involvement in the court system.
0%
of youth improved their school performance.
0%
of youth had an increase in the safety, stability, and supportiveness of their home/living environment.
FY21

A HAVEN LIKE NO OTHER.

UNMATCHED EXPERTISE, UNIQUE PROGRAMS, AND WHATEVER-IT-TAKES APPROACH

Our leadership team has a wealth of experience in their areas of expertise. Haven House invests in providing continuous training for our staff because this ensures we can offer the best approaches, programs, and resources for our youth.

But what makes the team unique is an unparalleled “never give up” philosophy and belief in our youths’ potential. And this dedication makes a positive impact on our entire community.

1,216
1,216
YOUTH SERVED THROUGH 11 PROGRAMS
210
210
VOLUNTEERS
1,298
1,298
NEW DONORS
100%
100%
BOARD MEMBER GIVING
 
97% of youth and 98% of caregivers rated our services positively.
6,280
6,280
VOLUNTEER HOURS

2020-2021 EXPENSES*
Program $2,951,993 79%
Management $480,641 13%
Development $317,617 8%
Total Spent: $3,750,251

*FY21 represents fiscal year 07/01/2020 – 06/30/2021.

HAVEN HOUSE SUCCESS STORIES

Sometimes all you need is one push. -Diana

When Diana found Haven House, she was a 19-year-old single mother with an infant daughter, struggling with family issues and without a stable place to call home. Some may have seen a girl who had been dealt a poor hand or made some poor choices. We saw potential.

A HAVEN FOR DIANA

Diana began working with a Transition In Place (TIP) program case manager who provided financial assistance with rent and helped her obtain a childcare voucher for daycare. She was able to purchase a more reliable vehicle and gain access to key community resources.

A SUCCESSFUL, BRIGHTER FUTURE

Diana has maintained full-time employment, is learning how to budget and pay her bills on time, and recently found a job that includes benefits for herself and her child.

“This program showed me responsibility and independence,” says Diana. “I’ve become a better mother, friend, support system, and more. Without Haven House, I wouldn’t know how it would feel to call an actual house a home.”

While our success stories are all true, our clients’ names and images may have been changed to protect (and respect) their privacy.

HAVEN HOUSE SUCCESS STORIES

“By the end of Luke’s time in the program, his upbeat attitude was infectious.”

-Wendy, Juvenile Diversion & Intervention Services Program Director

Luke was a good kid going through a bad time. When he was 16, his parents split up. Luke was confused, hurt and angry; the life he had once known was torn apart. His relationship with his mother changed dramatically. Luke began skipping school and running away from home.

LUKE WAS LONELY – BUT HE WAS NOT ALONE

Fortunately, Luke was referred to Haven House Services’ Juvenile Diversion Team. Through this program, we work with youth who are having problems at home or school to help them overcome their challenges and prevent any involvement with the juvenile court system. At first, Luke was withdrawn and apprehensive. Feeling betrayed by his parent’s divorce, he found it difficult to open up to others. His youth care specialist worked hard to establish a rapport with Luke and earn his trust. After a few meetings, Luke realized he had a caring adult he could confide in and count on.

A SECOND CHANCE FOR A BETTER TOMORROW

Because we refused to give up on Luke, he didn’t give up on himself. At last report, Luke is back at school – and doing quite well. He no longer cuts class, and his grades are improving. He even made the school’s basketball team. Luke still has challenges ahead of him. But, as his youth care specialist notes, he has become a more confident, resilient, and responsible young man. His upbeat attitude and positive outlook are infectious. We can’t wait to see where Luke will go from here.

While our success stories are all true, our clients’ names and images may have been changed to protect (and respect) their privacy.

HAVEN HOUSE SUCCESS STORIES

“Wrenn House is a safe haven for youth experiencing homelessness like Ray.”
-Kelsey, Crisis & Intervention Services Director

When Ray was just 13, he and his father moved to Raleigh in search of new opportunities. Determined to provide for his son, Ray’s dad held down two jobs. Unable to find affordable housing, he was forced to room at a local men’s shelter. Unfortunately, Ray was too young to stay with him at the shelter. So his dad brought him to Haven House Services’ Wrenn House, a safe space for homeless youths ages 10–17.

WE GAVE RAY MORE THAN JUST A PLACE TO STAY

Ray found a warm welcome at Wrenn House. Our staff provided the structure, stability and support he needed to get through a tough time. When Ray’s dad finally saved up enough money to move into an apartment, they needed many things to turn it into a home. So we reached out to our community partners and supporters, who generously responded to help Ray and his father furnish their new place.

A RAY OF HOPE

We’re pleased to report that Ray and his dad made a fresh start for themselves in Raleigh. At last check-in, they were both settled into their new apartment, and Ray was doing well at school and happy in his new hometown.

While our success stories are all true, our clients’ names and images may have been changed to protect (and respect) their privacy.