History

Serving our community since 1998. Built on a solid foundation of quality services, integrity and genuine care for those we serve.

Team for Haven of HopeHaven of Hope Homes, Inc. was founded in 1998 by Davina Polanco, MS, CTRS. It is licensed to operate two Residential Therapeutic Programs located in Santa Cruz County serving youth in need of specialized support services.

The two treatment locations are named Abeona and Halcyon. They are home-like environments where structure, support and learning can begin.

In 2014, the decision to develop a Transitional Housing Placement Plus Foster Care (THP+FC) program was initiated and was also a natural transition towards self-sufficiency for the youth approaching adulthood in our care. We named this program STAY (Supporting Transitional Age Youth) and it can serve up to 8 young adults at a time.

The STAY program allows Haven of Hope (HOH) to extend program services for Non-Minor Dependents (NMD’s), ages 18-21. This program offers the next step of independence and self-sufficiency for the young adults Haven of Hope serves and other NMD’s that wish to reside in the Santa Cruz County area.

Through this process, HOH is able to offer a safe environment for young adults to practice what they have learned and incorporate independent living skills on their own.