His Haven in Elmira, NY: Assisting and Encouraging Individuals as They Move Toward a Brighter Future

At His Haven, our goal is to genuinely love, train, and equip people to reach their highest potential by networking or providing them with the necessary tools, favorable opportunities, and optimal conditions. This allows us to support individuals and families as they strive to reach their desired, God-given level of excellence. 

Since 2019, His Haven has been honored to have the opportunity to pour love, life, and hope into Elmira and surrounding communities in Elmira, NY. The ministry specifically addresses serious issues, such as poverty, homelessness, individuals impacted by abuse, incarceration, and those coming out of addiction.  His Haven is the umbrella organization, but all of our programs fall under His Haven in one of four divisions designed to uniquely meet the needs of all the s individuals and families that come through our doors.   

Metro Kids

We love families, and our Metro Kids Program is a great way to spread that love! His Haven regularly schedules events all year long to support families and to give children fun activities to participate in. Children love our special activity days and programs like Under the Tree From Me, which allow them to shop for gifts for their families. We also have our Kids Farmers Market, Summer Drop-In Program, After School Drop-In Program, and so much more! 

Senior Smiles

Many older adults in the Elmira area live in care facilities but do not have family members nearby. Others live independently but need emotional support. Our Senior Smiles Program offers that to them, and it includes a healthy dose of fun too. 

Adults with Purpose

His Haven’s Adults with Purpose Program includes various services for men and women within our local community. It specifically targets domestic violence victims, people recovering from addiction, single parents, or homeless individuals. 

One of our favorite parts of Adults with Purpose is our Priori-Day Programs, which make certain groups of people a priority. For instance, around Mother’s Day, we host Beautiful You Day, which is a day for women to come and enjoy getting pampered. Women can get their hair cut and styled, get manicures and/or pedicures, get new business casual clothing, and more. We also have a Priori-Day for men called Steak and Shave Men’s Day. This event is held the day before Father’s Day, and it is specifically targeted at homeless men and veterans. His Haven also provides supervised visitation services for families with court-ordered supervised visits.  We are also members of the  Supervised Visitation Network. 

Community Kitchen

His Haven Southside partners with the Pine City Methodist Church to offer free food distribution to our local community through our Community Kitchen Program on the first and fourth Friday of the month.  Pick-up and dine-in meals are available. At our Woodlawn Court location on the Northside of Elmira, we enjoy having special events and dinners throughout the year. 

Find Purpose at His Haven

So many people in our community are struggling, and His Haven is blessed to be a part of the solution for individuals and families in Elmira. Our services are not designed to be a “bandaid”; instead, we want to come alongside those who need us and provide them with the tools they need to propel themselves forward, embrace their God-given purpose, and thrive. 

Would you like to volunteer at His Haven? Would you like more information on our programs? Please contact us.

Join Us for Our Back-to-School Kids’ Clothing Drop and Community Dinner!

It’s back-to-school season! His Haven hopes that your children have enjoyed their first few weeks of school. We know how challenging it can be to get used to a new schedule once summer is over. We also know that it’s super easy to forget important items your children might need for school because of the rush to make sure they’re ready for their first day. That’s exactly why we decided to schedule our clothing giveaway event for a few weeks after the school year was underway. 

We hope you’ll join us on Friday, September 23rd from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm for our Back-to-School FREE Kids’ Clothing Drop and Community Dinner! 

His Haven’s Back-to-School Free Kids’ Clothing Drop

We have been so blessed to receive many new and gently used children’s clothing items from individuals, businesses, and organizations in the Elmira community for this event. Here’s just an example of what we will have on hand for your child to choose from:

  • Shirts for all seasons
  • Dresses and skirts
  • Pants for boys and girls
  • Shoes
  • Jackets
  • Hats
  • …much more! 

We have just about every size, too, so we’re confident that you’ll be able to find items that your children will need now or even later on in the school year. 

And if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, no worries!  We’re always getting donations, and we may just get some of the items you were looking for in for our next giveaway.  We’d love to have you come back! 

Pre-Registration for the Free Kid’s Clothing Drop is required, so if you and your family plan to attend, please click here to secure your spot on September 23rd. 

Please Stay for Our Community Dinner!

Once you’ve found everything you need for your kids, we hope your family will stick around or return a little later to have dinner with us!  Dinner is free and is scheduled to start at 5:00 pm and end at 6:00 pm. No pre-registration is required for the dinner. 

There’s truly nothing better than having members of our community get together to eat and enjoy some great conversation. Our community dinners are a great place for parents to meet each other and for the children to make some new friends too! 

Let’s not forget the food!  All our meals are specially prepared, home-cooked meals for our guests!  We’re keeping what’s for dinner a secret for now, but we can promise you – it will be outstanding! 

About Our Metro Kids Program

At His Haven, families are important to us. We love having the opportunity to support them, which is why we developed our Metro Kids Program

When your family participates in Metro Kids, you can enjoy:

  • Activities during school holidays
  • Summer youth camps
  • Under the Tree From Me Christmas Shopping Program 
  • Special holiday parties 
  • Special activity days like postal stamping and Lego events

We do so many things for our community’s families that it’s nearly impossible to list them all here. We’re always coming up with new ideas to support you and your children. 

Join Us!

Our Back-to-School Kids’ Clothing Drop and Community Dinner event will be held at our Southside location, 559 Spaulding St. in Elmira. We hope to see you there!

Do you want more information on His Haven and how you can get involved? Please contact us