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Program Improvements

Revitalizing our Children's Facilities

God is good! Since Youth Haven began 52 years ago, we have never taken out a loan to build a building, and we remain debt free because of the generosity of faithful friends like you! Our campus facilities have served the children well for many years, but some are now in need of renovation and/or replacement after all those years of use.

To maximize our mission’s effectiveness in the new decade, we’re beginning a comprehensive project to revitalize our facilities in 2020.

Some of the first kids to use the pool (early 1970's)

In Michigan, we need to replace our swimming pool before the start of the 2020 summer season. We’ve patched and repaired as much as we can, and the time has come for a complete replacement. The old pool has already been removed, and we are moving forward with the installation of a new pool with pump, sand filter, heater, lights, deck equipment, and accessories. We are also making provisions to enclose the pool so it can become a year-round facility in the future. We want to thank everyone who responded to the need for additional funds to cover the pool expense!

Another urgent need at our Michigan campus is the addition of bathrooms to our dorms. We currently have a central restroom facility, but no bathrooms in the dorms themselves. This poses a challenge when a child needs to use the restroom in the middle of the night, especially during bad weather.

In Arizona, we need to enclose an existing pavilion to create a versatile indoor activity space where we can use our portable planetarium with the kids, host our Christmas parties, and engage the kids in other special activities. We are also replacing some old, worn carpet and installing a cement pad under our gaga ball pit to help minimize dust.

We invite you to partner with us in making this possible. If you are able, please give to help us accomplish these projects for the kids. We also ask you to consider remembering Youth Haven in your estate plans. It’s because of recent estate gifts that we were able to begin these much-needed renovations and improvements.

Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support! You are making a difference in the lives of children!

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