Admissions

Admissions

Girls’ Haven seeks to provide a safe, nurturing environment for girls affected by physical, sexual or emotional abuse, neglect, abandonment, exploitation or severe family dysfunction. Our only priority is to promote and enhance the quality of life for girls in need. We serve girls ages 6 to 21, in a warm and caring environment. House staff provides structure and supervises day to day life with the girls. Guidance and positive leadership helps shape promising futures for the girls entrusted to our care. Girls’ Haven provides services to children who are older than 17 if the child is pursuing an education. We have resources available in the educational part of our program that help those children who are behind academically obtain their appropriate grade level status. We also provide services to those children who graduate high school and wish to enroll in a local vocational program, college, university, or state school.

Admission Criteria

  • Anyone may make a referral to Girls’ Haven, however, only the parent or managing conservator of a girl may admit her
  • Girls’ Haven accepts referrals from The Department of Family and Protective Services, Juvenile Probation, Private Referrals, referrals from counseling networks, churches, and schools
  • She must be between the ages of 6 and not yet 18
  • We require a current psychological assessment prior to consideration for placement
  • The girl cannot be a danger to herself or others
  • Psychological impairment cannot be so severe that it requires constant treatment and monitoring
  • The girl must be drug and alcohol free upon admission
  • Pregnancy precludes placement

Our Services

  • Homelike environment with only 1 girl per bedroom
  • 24 hour awake staff
  • Weekly individual/group therapy
  • On-site Charter school grades PK-8
  • On-site pool, dance room, gym, library, computer lab
  • Girls’ Haven is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization as designated by the IRS
  • We are licensed to accepts girls ages 6 to 21
  • Girls’ Haven was incorporated in 1994, and the first children were accepted in 1996
  • In our beautiful facility we can accept and care for 32 girls
  • Lengths of stay vary from a few weeks to several years
  • Girls who reside at Girls’ Haven are young people who need a home due to homelessness, abuse or family dysfunction
  • A girls’ parent or legal guardian or managing conservator, The State of Texas, or a Judge can place a child at Girls’ Haven