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CROWDRISE : Feb 19, 2014
Tax ID: 22-2672209
BASED: Toms River, NJ, United States



Help Homeless Youth

Our mission is to help keep at-risk youth safe and off the streets. Harbor House provides a safe haven and caring environment for vulnerable youth to enable them to unlock their potential and learn skills that will empower them to build healthier lives, relationships and futures.

Harbor House is dedicated to assisting homeless, runaway, abused, neglected and abandoned youth, ages 10-21. Our mission is to provide a safe haven and caring environment for vulnerable youth to enable them to unlock their potential and learn skills that will empower them to build healthier lives, relationships and futures.

Located along the central Jersey Shore, we work with youth, ages 10-21, primarily from Ocean and Monmouth Counties. A smaller number of youth come from other various parts of the state.

At Harbor House, our goals are to: 

  • Create and support services that will help youth transition safely to adulthood and lead healthy, productive lives.
  • Alleviate the problems of runaway, homeless and abused youth.
  • Reunite youth with their families and encourage the resolution of intra-familial problems.
  • Strengthen family relationships by promoting safe, stable living conditions for the youth.
  • Identify resources in the community and develop placement options for the youth that are homeless.
  • Develop services that embrace diversity and provide opportunities for youth to fully participate in the planning and implementation of programs which affect their lives, their families and their communities.
  • Be a voice for youth and families in need through community awareness, public education and advocacy activities.

Harbor House is a non-profit that raises funds for the following programs:

EMERGENCY YOUTH SHELTER - The 12-bed shelter provides a safe haven for youth in crisis, 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. With a goal of family reunification, our staff works closely with parents and extended family members to create a partnership that not only resolves the presenting crisis, but provides long term family stability. This is accomplished by providing a variety of counseling services and support groups.

SUPERVISED TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM - The Supervised Transitional Living Program (STLP) was established in 2001 to meet the needs of older youth, ages 16-21. In the past, these youth were too old for traditional shelter services, yet they still required supervised housing and/or everyday life skills in order to become self-sufficient, independent adults.

OUTREACH PROGRAMS - The Outreach counselors hit the streets in 31 towns in Ocean County to work with thousands of kids right on the streets every year. In addition, Outreach counselors travel to speak at schools and community events. We offer Street Works, Group Programs, and Community Education as part of our Outreach Program.

FAMILY CRISIS INTERVENTION UNIT - The Family Crisis Intervention Unit is a county funded program within Harbor House, offering free counseling and case management services to Ocean County residents. Our counselors are trained and qualified to intervene in family crises, working with juveniles ages 10 to 18 years old and their families. At the Family Crisis Intervention Unit we aim to divert cases involving juvenile family crises from the courts by providing our families with the counseling, case management, and referral assistance needed to stabilize the immediate family crisis.

Tax ID: 22-2672209 •


Support Homeless Youth in New Jersey

Support Homeless Youth in Ne…

Amount Raised:



15% Raised of $30,000 Goal


Help At-Risk Youth in New Jersey

Help At-Risk Youth in New Jersey




0% Raised of $30,000 Goal