Students are required to commit to a one year program at the Haven. After that year, their situation is reviewed with the staff, parents and students to determine if the student will return home or continue forward.
The cost of the program is around $1600 a month per student. However, with generous contributions from supporting churches and individual, we are able to offer the program at half the cost. The monthly tuition is $800 and includes room, board. and schooling. There are additional costs such as yearly school registration, athletic fees, uniforms, spending money, and activity fees. These costs are covered during the application process.
The Haven provides only spiritual counseling with the Bible as our manual. Outside private counseling is also available at additional cost. We recommend not only personal counseling, but also family counseling as well.
After one month, each student is allowed to call home once a month unless otherwise deemed necessary by the staff. There are two weekends a year when families can come to visit and the students are permitted to stay off-site with their family. There is a two week break during the summer and a two week break at Christmas as well. This provides the student with a month home with family throughout the year. Visits to athletic, academic, and church activities are also available with permission, but the student must stay at the Haven facilities.
The number of students is constantly changing as some graduate or complete their stay. The average number of girls is normally around eight.
The Haven is set up like a normal home with bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and living spaces. In 2014, we completed a beautiful $70,000 remodel of the house. The Haven looks and functions as closely as possible to a home setting. The staff cooks three wonderful meals a day and they also provide 24 hour supervision for the girls.