Through the services provided, Children's Haven works to protect children, prevent child abuse and neglect, reduce family stress, and ultimately, keep families together. They provide a temporary home to children ages birth through 17 years whose families are experiencing a crisis. A family crisis may include, but is not limited to: homelessness or unsafe living accommodations, lack of utilities or food, parents or sibling hospitalization, fear of abusing or neglecting children and parent seeking mental health or substance abuse treatment. This organization is a private, nonprofit home for children to receive nurturing crisis care during times of heightened stress in their family. Since opening their doors 12 years ago in the heart of Joplin at 7th & Picher, Children’s Haven has been a safety net for families in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas. Licensed through the State of Missouri, their professional staff of Child Advocates is trained to provide nurturing care for children and through collaborative efforts assist families to access community resources to resolve their crisis situation. Through the services they provide, they work to protect children, prevent child abuse and neglect, reduce family stress and keep families together.