Right here in America, a growing number of children need our help.

Lonely ChildKids are easily influenced. Unfortunately, today's movies, TV shows, video games, social media, and peer pressure don't always help them make the best choices. Many children also face the hard realities of abuse, neglect, poverty, drugs and alcohol, gang violence, or even a parent in prison.

These children's physical, emotional, and spiritual needs aren't being met, and they feel isolated and alone.

If we don't do something to break the cycle of abuse, poverty, and destructive behavior, an alarming number of America's next generation will end up with no morals, no sense of purpose, no hope.

Youth Haven's mission is to provide life-changing, Christ-centered experiences for disadvantaged children.

We provide a variety of services, including:

  • Summer camp
  • Weekend camps during the school year
  • On-site and traveling day camps
  • Follow-up letters, kids' newsletters, and birthday cards
  • Kid's Klub after school programs

At Youth Haven, less fortunate boys and girls can get away from their difficult home circumstances and experience...

  • A safe and fun environment
  • A variety of engaging activities
  • Provision of food, clothing, shoes, personal hygiene items, and more
  • A chance to form friendships with other kids facing similar circumstances
  • Caring adults who demonstrate the love of Christ, teach Biblical principles, and model Christ-like behavior
  • Steady positive influences

Happy CamperYouth Haven was established in 1968 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that does not receive state or federal funding. The children we serve would not have opportunities to go to camp if they were required to pay for their stay. Perhaps they are in a single-parent family, or their parents have experienced job losses and money is scarce. Many of them are in foster care or being raised by a relative. That's why we provide these experiences to them free of charge.

Your love gifts help provide over 3,000 scholarships for less fortunate children to attend Youth Haven's programs each year. As a result, we see these children begin to make positive choices, set goals for the future, and develop character traits to make a difference in the world around them. Most importantly, they discover the hope that comes from knowing God is always with them and has a special plan for their lives!

"The state is always wondering how we can break this cycle of dysfunctional families, abuse, and hurting children in the system... and places like Youth Haven are how we do that."
-Courtney, Child Crisis of Arizona