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Welcome to Second Haven

The Second Haven program provides a structured daily routine that is designed to provide a safe and secure learning environment. This allows all youth to grow and work towards their own unique issues and to accept responsibility and accountability for their behavior. Youth are provided with life skills that will have life-long benefits and help the youth move forward in their life. Thoroughly trained staff members as well as educational and clinical professionals work with the youth to develop an individual treatment plan. To meet the unique needs of the youth placed with Second Haven, we have a team of dedicated professionals trained extensively in all areas of crisis/child management and mental health issues.

The staff uses a team approach to provide 24-hour 365 day quality to each youth and one-on-one individualized time to address each youth's specific needs. Individual growth includes life skills, connecting youth with family, adventure based activities, self-esteem, anger management, and gaining an understanding of their pasts and how to cope with whatever issues they face. No arbitrary minimum or maximum length of stay has been established. More importantly, emphasis is placed upon individual development within the group home environmnet.


  • Dr. Nirmala Yarra, M.D
  • Dr. Igor Yamplosky, M.D
  • Dr. Anil Saxena, M.D

Key Services

  • Case Management
  • Medication Management
  • Social Skills
  • Recreation
  • Structure and Routines
  • Supervision
  • Life Skills with a Focus on Independence
  • Community Involvement and Resources
  • Religious Values and Education
  • Individual Group and Family Therapy
  • Family Visitation

Activities Offered

  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Roller Skating
  • Golf and Disc Golf
  • Swimming
  • Mountain Biking
  • USA Boxing
  • Summer League Basketball

Board of Directors / Officers

  • Dana Pinckney
  • Debra Waszkiewicz
  • Patricia Clements
  • Gregory Noel
  • D. Alexander Washington
  • President- William Freeman IV
  • Vice President - Michelle Backus
  • Secretary- Rosella Cook-Ball
  • Treasurer- Jamal Clements