Emergency Youth Shelter

24-hour care for Long Islands most vulnerable youth

Nassau Haven is a 12-bed co-ed emergency shelter, providing short-term housing, case management and respite* services to runaway and homeless youth in Nassau County.

Our Program

Since 1982, Nassau Haven has served young people (ages 10 to 20), helping them address the issues and problems 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.


  • Assistance with securing appropriate, long-term housing or resolving family conflict so resident may return home
  • An opportunity for families and youth to take a break from one another to avert/address crises through respite housing
  • 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 long-term goals
  • Maintaining daily responsibilities such as chores, curfews, work and/or school, etc.
  • Respecting the rights of both staff and other residents

Call (516) 221-1310
Margaret Christy
Supervisor, Nassau Haven, FCA
The address is confidential.

*Respite services are provided through a primary source and do not follow normal RHY guidelines.

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.