Residential Foster Care, In Home Therapeutic Foster Care, Pre-Independent Living,
Independent Living, Haven Family Services (community-based counseling)

Independence Readiness (life skills, career exploration, mentoring),
Educational Support (including an on-campus school), Health & Wellness Programming

Since welcoming the first young people on our campus in 1950, the mission of Boys & Girls Haven has never changed: we are here to serve kids who have nowhere else to turn. On average, our residents have experienced 12 - 16 placements before they come to us and they are often 2 - 3 years behind in school. Most have compounded trauma and, as a result, face behavioral and social challenges.

For this reason, we are known across the state for our success working with some of the most difficult-to-place kids. Our unique continuum of care for children of all genders, from newborn to 21, allows us to meet the individual needs of children as they navigate the foster care system. In addition, our highly qualified staff members employ a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach to ensure every young person who crosses our doorstep is given their very best chance to heal and thrive.

We want to provide you with all the information you need to make the best placement decision possible for every child entrusted to your care. Please visit our agency website at www.boysandgirlshaven.org for more information about our history and methods.
Click below for direct links to pages that may be helpful.

Contact us at 502-458-1171 or referrals@boyshaven.org for more information.

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We offer the following programs:

  • Residential Foster Care
    Girls & Boys, age 11 - 18
  • In-Home Foster Care
    Salt River Trail, Louisville

    Girls & Boys, newborn - 21
  • Pre-Independent Living
    Boys, age 17 - 21
  • Independent Living
    Elizabethtown, Louisville
    Girls & Boys, age 18 - 21
  • Haven Family Services
    Community-Based Therapy, Case Management, & Medication Management Services

    Girls & boys up to age 21 who are at risk of being hospitalized or placed in out-of-home care due to status offenses (truancy, beyond control, habitual runaway) and mental health issues

In addition, all of our clients are offered:

  • Independence Readiness
    Life Skills Acquisition
    Career Readiness Programming
  • Health & Wellness
    Therapy & Case Management
    On-Campus Medical Clinic
    On-Campus Nutritionist
    Access to Psychiatric Services
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We employ a highly-qualified team of professionals to ensure our young people receive the best care available.

Click below for our staff listing.

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No one can tell the story of Boys & Girls Haven better than our alumni. Please click below to hear directly from our young people about their journey from foster care into adulthood, and the role Boys & Girls Haven played in their success.