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Youth Haven

Ministry Description
Youth Haven is a year round, nondenominational ministry to needy and disadvantaged children and teens with a clear purpose of sharing the love of Christ and Gospel message in a safe and caring environment. The deserving youth who attend the on-site and off-site programs are referred through many public and private social service agencies, courts, off-the-street ministries, schools, health departments, churches, and concerned individuals. All children and teens attend Youth Haven free of charge and are between the ages of 7 to 17 years of age. Youth Haven receives no state or federal support.
Ministry Details
Location: Rives Junction, MI
Founded: 1968
Tel: (517) 569-3328
Top Leader: Mr. Lars Carlson
Donor Contact: Mr. Lars Carlson
Member Since: October 10, 1989
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Help Youth Haven in a Bible Distribution program! Distribution of Trailbooks (New Testaments) is one of the most important aspects of the children's program at Youth Haven, as it helps us achieve our primary goal of reaching disadvantaged youth for Christ. Since many of the boys and girls who come to visit Youth Haven do not have Bibles of their own, the Trailbook is an important method for teaching them while they are here, as well as after they leave.
There are children right here in America going to bed hungry, cold, lonely, and afraid. They don't know the hope God sent to us in the form of a baby in a manger so long ago. Because of you, we have an opportunity to meet their needs and make them feel special with a fancy Christmas dinner, fun activities, and yes, even toys. Most importantly, we can share Jesus with them, and the promise that He will never leave them! Thank you for showing these boys and girls they are loved!
Our free Christmas retreats for underprivileged youth begin the Friday after Thanksgiving and run through the entire month of December. We believe every child deserves a Merry Christmas, and we want to make that a reality for these precious kids! A new group of excited kids will join us each weekend for all of our fun weekend activities, plus a few extra-special Christmas surprises. Your generosity makes this possible!
Ministry Sectors & Types
Ministry Sectors
  • Children
  • Family
  • Media
  • Ministry
  • Missions
  • Ministry Types
  • Student and Youth (primary)
  • Advocacy
  • Bible Distribution
  • Camps and Conferences
  • Children's Ministry
  • Evangelism
  • Leadership Training
  • Media: Internet
  • Media: Radio
  • Missions: Domestic
  • Women's Ministry
  • Other Names Under Which Funds May Be Raised