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Youth Services

River Haven Street-Based Outreach Program

The Street Outreach Team directly reaches out to vulnerable runaway, homeless, and street-involved youth throughout Dutchess County to assist them in moving to safer environments, meeting their basic needs, and obtaining needed services.  In addition to rescuing teens from the streets and other areas that serve as makeshift shelter, the Team provides information, referrals and counseling to prevent other youth from falling victim to the dangers that characterize street life. The Outreach Team makes over 1,200 contacts each year and regularly conducts presentations and distributes information to increase awareness of available resources for at-risk youth.

For further information or assistance, please call (845) 452-0019.

River Haven Emergency Shelter and Crisis Services

Emergency housing and support services for runaway and homeless youth and young people who can otherwise benefit from short-term/respite housing due to family conflict/emergency, risk of court placement, or other issues.  The River Haven Shelter is certified by NYS to house youth ages 10 through 17. Staff are available 24/7 to handle requests for housing, and provide related services including: referrals, information, counseling and crisis intervention for adolescents and their families.

For more information or assistance, please call (845) 454-3600.

River Haven – Independent Living Program

The River Haven Independent Living Support Program is designed to provide support and assistance for homeless and at risk youth (ages 16-21) who are working toward a goal of self-sufficiency. The services offered include: counseling and assistance in addressing immediate needs, and in locating suitable housing, employment, educational/vocational training, therapy, medical assistance, financial support, and other services.   Staff assist youth in developing independent living skills such as budgeting, banking, housekeeping, cooking, etc. The program can also provide food and basic household supplies for youth who are starting out on their own or already on their own and experiencing an emergency.  The Program is staffed Monday through Friday 10 am – 6pm.

For more information or assistance, please call (845) 452-0019.

River Haven Transitional Living Community (TLC)

River Haven TLC provides youth a safe living environment through which to pursue their goals and learn life skills necessary to live independently.  Housing is available for young adults transitioning from homelessness. Residents must apply to the program and undergo a screening process.

For more information or assistance, please call (845) 452-0019.

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Linda Malave

Director of Resident Services
(845) 454-5176 - Office