"Being in foster care was overwhelming, and I felt as though I was another number, another case, another statistic, and my life was irrelevant. At Haven, I was Kira, a girl struggling with life's obstacles and a girl striving for independence, acceptance, and love. Staff pushed me to do better, pushed me to overcome obstacles, and pushed me to understand that I could be a contributing member to society and be successful. They showed me I was irreplaceable and valued."

~Kira Grant Livingston, Former Haven Resident


"When people ask me who had the most influence on me as a youth, I can't name just one person. I would have to collectively say that the staff members of Haven helped mold me into the woman I am today. I am strong because they taught me I could be. I know that I am priceless because they taught me my worth was so much more than where I came from. I know I am beautiful because they showed me that being beautiful is your actions every single day and what you do when no one is looking. I am a great mother because I was finally loved by women who didn't have to even like me. I owe everything I am today to the many wonderful women who raised me, love me, and accepted me at a time when I needed it most."

~ Serena Smith, Former Haven Resident