Housing, Shelter

Haven House

  • East Lansing, MI
  • www.HavenHouseEL.org

Mission Statement

Haven House provides emergency housing and support services for single-parent and two-parent families with children.  The shelter helps families who are homeless prepare for permanent housing by developing and promoting self-sufficiency, stability and financial responsibility.

Main Programs

  1. Temporary Emergency Housing
  2. Supportive Housing
Service Areas

Self-reported

Michigan

We assist anyone who calls for shelter.  But we mainly serve Ingham County.

ruling year

1982

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Angela K Mayeaux

Keywords

Self-reported

homeless, shelter, family shelter, food pantry

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EIN

38-2433890

Physical Address

121 Whitehills Drive

East Lansing, MI 48823

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Haven House assisted 50% more families last year than any year in our history. 

Haven House is the only shelter that does not break-up the family.  We allow single fathers, mothers, and male and female children of any age. 

Of the families that finish our program 68% go into permanent housing, with 91% maintaining housing for over six months. Highest success rate in Ingham County.

Haven House provides support services to families after they leave shelter to ensure stability.  We provide budgeting, case management, referrals and non-foodstamp items.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Temporary Emergency Housing

HAVEN HOUSE PROVIDES A NUMBER OF SERVICES FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES AND ADULTS IN NEED OF EMERGENCY SHELTER.

Category

Housing

Population(s) Served

Homeless

Budget

404637.00

Program 2

Supportive Housing

Haven House provides case management to all families that move into permanent housing.  We continue the work started in the shelter for example: budgeting, neighborhood services, increasing income, non-food stamp items.

Category

Housing

Population(s) Served

Homeless

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    It is the goal that each family that comes to Haven House will move into permanent housing from the shelter. We also want families to maintain their housing by providing supportive services in their new home. 91% of families remained housed after 8 months.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We believe the only way to end the homeless situation is to find housing. Each family is required to meet each day with a case manager to discuss their housing and employment search and any barriers they are encountering. Staff is able to assist with barriers and keep the family on track to quickly moving from homelessness to housed.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We utilize a database to report the outcomes of the program. We can provide all demographics along with length of stay, referrals made, financial assistance given, destination at exit.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Michigan

We assist anyone who calls for shelter.  But we mainly serve Ingham County.

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Funding Needs

Haven House is committed to the Housing First approach, which decreases the time a family is homeless. Each year we turn away 1300-1800 individuals due to lack of space.  By providing direct assistance to families with move-in costs we can decrease their stay by up to 10 days. This allows more families to access the shelter.  It costs no more to run the shelter, but will put increased demand on our Supportive Housing program.  We wish to increase our fundraising in these direct Housing First activities.

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Financials

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HAVEN HOUSE
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Haven House

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Angela K Mayeaux

BIO

The director has worked in the homeless field over 20 years.  She is experienced in local, state and federal grants, regulations and policies.  She has assisted consumers and the local consortium of homeless providers in creating their own 501(c)3.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Haven House prides itself on being a shelter for families of anycomposition, and for providing services to families during and after the crisis of homelessness.  We are committed to rapidly re-housing families and to continuing our support to the families after they have moved into permanent housing.  Through our programming we continue to model and teach behaviors that can keep crisis' at bay.  We are very proud of all of our families that work so hard to move their families into housing and begin their fresh start."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Kimberly W Hall

Citizens Bank

Term: Oct 2010 - Sept 2012

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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