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ABOUT HARBOR HOUSE

Homeless Shelter for TeensOcean’s Harbor House is dedicated to assisting homeless, runaway, abused, neglected and abandoned youth, ages 10-21. Our mission is to provide a safe haven and caring environment for vulnerable youth to enable them to unlock their potential and learn skills that will empower them to build healthier lives, relationships and futures.

Located along the central Jersey Shore, we work with youth, ages 10-21, primarily from Ocean and Monmouth Counties. A smaller number of youth come from other various parts of the state.

Since 1988, Harbor House has helped tens of thousands of children and their families with temporary and transitional housing, counseling and supportive services. Further, our agency has utilized the skill and dedication of hundreds of staff and devoted community leaders, as well as countless volunteers – all driven to support our mission.

Harbor House is proud to be affiliated with other local, state and regional agencies that help promote and support our efforts. This approach allows the agency to:

  • respect its heritage,
  • enhance its present operations, and
  • ensure its future growth and commitment for all youth in need.

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  • Our Mission

    Harbor House provides a safe haven and caring environment for vulnerable youth to enable them to unlock their potential and learn skills that will empower them to build healthier lives, relationships and futures.

  • The Goals of Harbor House
    • To create and support services that will help youth transition safely to adulthood and lead healthy
    • productive lives.
    • To alleviate the problems of runaway
    • homeless and abused youth.
    • To reunite youth with their families and encourage the resolution of intra-familial problems.
    • To strengthen family relationships by promoting safe
    • stable living conditions for the youth.
    • To identify resources in the community and develop placement options for the youth that are homeless.
    • To develop services that embrace diversity and provide opportunities for youth to fully participate in the planning and implementation of programs which affect their lives
    • their families and their communities.
    • To be a voice for youth and families in need through community awareness
    • public education and advocacy activities.