The Haven is closed for the month of August.
Please phone 0428 736 961 if you have an enquiry.
We will provide updates with further Haven news soon.
The Haven was established in 2017 by the Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project after extensive community consultation and feedback from our region's youth. The Haven reflects Lighthouse's mission to ensure all our young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential and thrive.
A welcoming space, The Haven provides an avenue to make new friends, meet potential mentors and enjoy a home-cooked meal in a family-style environment. Attendees can also participate in new and different activities or learn new skills.
Our youth workers and volunteers have created an inclusive environment where the young people who walk in the door feel safe, valued and respected. Staff also provide access and connections to well-being support.
The Haven aims to help our young people become more confident. We provide opportunities for those who attend to develop the skills required to transition to adulthood.
The Haven offers table tennis, karaoke, board games, basketball and organised games. We often have guest speakers covering issues such as sex education, mental health, community events and multicultural information. A meal is served each evening, and our young people help with the cooking and clean-up. There is also a garden and an outdoor area.
We encourage those who attend the Haven to volunteer, assist with fundraising and participate in community events and activities.
There is also the opportunity to participate in regular excursions such as visits to swimming pools or, Kidstown, as well as occasional excursions to the beach, nearby towns and even Melbourne.
Location and hours of operation
The Haven is based at 92 Wyndham St Shepparton (next door to the RSL) and is open Monday to Thursday 3:30-6:30pm for 13-24-year-olds and Friday 3:30-6:00pm for 8-12-year-olds.
Volunteer at the Haven
To enquire about volunteering opportunities at the Haven, contact the Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project's Volunteer Coordinator Kathy Fuller on 0404091758 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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