Haven House is a faith-based organization providing supported structured living opportunities to foster healing and self-sufficiency for women coming home after incarceration.

Haven House in Juneau has been open since March 2015.

Alaska’s Five Year Prison Reentry Strategic Plan (2011- 2016) concluded that without a stable residence, “it is nearly impossible for newly released individuals to reconnect positively to a community.”  Studies show that persons released from prison are less likely to reoffend, and less likely to go back to prison, if they have stable, secure, supportive housing.

Haven House is the only recovery and reentry residence in Juneau.  Haven House is a peer-led.  Haven House provides safe, stable, sober and structured housing for up to seven women coming home after incarceration.  It also provides a meeting place for all formerly incarcerated women to provide each other support in their recovery and reentry.

“Formerly incarcerated individuals struggle to secure

employment, obtain medical care and avoid substance abuse.  

According to criminal justice officials, however,

finding housing is the biggest challenge faced by

individuals returning to the community.”

National Housing Law Project   

 

MATCHING GRANT IN PROGRESS –  Due to a generous gift from the Benito and Frances C.  Gaguine Foundation, every dollar you give will be matched dollar for dollar  up to $25,000.    We rely on volunteers for much of Haven House’s work, we collect rent from the residents of Haven House, and we have pared down our budget to the absolute essentials.   But we still need help from the community to provide this much-needed service.   Help us to continue this home-grown center for recovery and reentry in Juneau for women coming out of prison.   Please give generously through the BIG GREEN DONATE button at the right of this page.