Nassau Haven Emergency Youth Shelter
24-hour care for Long Island's most vulnerable youth.
Nassau Haven is a 12-bed co-ed emergency shelter, providing short-term housing, case management and crisis intervention to runaway and homeless youth in Nassau County.
Since 1982, Nassau Haven has served young people ages 10 to 20, helping them address the issues that brought them to seek shelter.
We are available 24/7 for intake and referral. Please note that this is a voluntary program. Youth must agree to accept services; likewise, individuals should contact the program directly to request services.
Nassau Haven is akin to a home environment – but there’s structure and there are rules. Kids have to get up and go to school every day. They have regular meals together, play board games, talk out their feelings. And there are counselors and case managers and peer navigators there, day and night. When an individual leaves Nassau Haven, the care doesn’t stop. Counselors continue to follow up to see how the kids are doing. FCA is never far away.
- Assistance with securing appropriate, long-term housing or resolving family conflict so youth may return home
- Case management services to guide young people in finding services that they need in the community
- Educational and vocational assistance
- Medical and mental health resources
Responsibilities of Residents at Nassau Haven
Our residents take an active role in:
- Working with staff to address immediate problems
- Setting short-term and long-term goals
- Maintaining daily responsibilities such as chores, curfews, work and/or school, etc.
- Respecting the rights of both staff and other residents
FCA's Nassau Haven is certified by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services as a shelter for runaway and homeless youth. Services are provided in accordance with the New York State Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.