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Our Background

Haven began as a youth outreach program and has continued to expand and evolve over the years. Programs including crisis response and preventative activities, as well as the counseling program, which has become one of our most popular ways of serving the community, were added. Haven now provides emergency housing, individual, group and family counseling, 24-hour crisis intervention, daily outreach to area schools, psycho-educational workshops, youth leadership roles, and service-learning opportunities to meet the physical and emotional needs of youth and their families.

Clinicians and Employees

Our counselors, case managers, and administrators are here to help you along the way. No matter what concerns or challenges you’re facing, our skilled and experienced staff is here to assist you.

Locations

Haven is located at 825 Green Bay Road, Suite 200 in Wilmette, IL and Haven’s Illinois Youth Investment Program is located at 900 North Shore Drive, Suite 185, in Lake Bluff, IL.

Community Partners

We are honored to work with so many amazing community groups, schools, and individuals. Click the link below to learn more about our collaborations and how to become a Haven partner.

Meet the Haven Team

Haven’s Administrative Team

Charley Smith

Charley Smith, LCSW

Haven Youth and Family Services Executive Director

As Executive Director, Charley supports the mission of the agency by overseeing and directing planning, management and organizational direction for Haven’s operations and programs.

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Christine

Christine Hazelett, LCPC

Clinical Director

As Haven’s Clinical Director, Christine strives to create and promote an environment for clients and staff that is nurturing and supportive of positive change and growth.

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Jimena

Jimena Escurra, LCPC

Crisis Intervention Manager

As Haven Crisis Intervention Manager, Jimena is committed to work with youth and families facing life journey challenges, by supporting them on becoming better equipped to manage conflict and achieving their goals.

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Kate

Kate Versage, MA

IYIP Manager

As Haven’s Illinois Youth Investment Program Manager, Kate consistently works towards creating opportunities where youth, especially LGBTQ+ and at risk youth, feel seen and heard.

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Chetana

Stacy Mirro, MSW

Administration Assistant

As Haven’s Administrative Assistant, Stacy is committed to implementing systems in order to provide quality services to youth and families. Stacy organizes and assesses program data to evaluate the success of Haven’s programs.

Haven’s Clinical Team

Vanessa

Vanessa Cisneros, PsyD

Counselor and Outreach Specialist

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Chetana

Chetana Rao

Clinical Intern

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Jimena

Jill Zakon Leonard, LSW

Intake Coordinator/Counselor

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Haven’s Illniois Youth Investment Program (IYIP) Team

Vanessa

Autumn Maraviglia, LSW

IYIP Case Manager

Hello my name is Autumn Maraviglia and I am one of the Case Managers here at Haven. I work specifically in the IYIP LGBTQ program that Haven offers located in Lake Bluff. I recently graduated with my BSW from Aurora University and am currently working towards my masters. Before becoming a case manager I used to be a kindergarten teacher. Helping children has always been a passion of mine and I’m so excited to be able to support and guide young individuals throughout life itself.

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Vanessa

Xavier Martillo

IYIP Case Manager

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Community Partners

Haven Youth and Family Services is proud to partner with the following state-wide and local organizations:

AFG Guidance Center

Andrew and Alice Fisher Charitable Trust
Illinois Department of Human Services
Christ Church Winnetka
The Edith Marie Appleton Foundation
Erika’s Lighthouse
First Congregational Church of Wilmette
First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette
Glencoe Police Department
Glencoe Youth Services
Kenilworth Police Department
Kenilworth Union Church
Kenilworth United Fund
Marie Murphy School
New Trier High School
New Trier Township
Northfield Police Department
Northfield Township
Optimist Club of Wilmette
Rice Foundation
Rosecrans
Saints Faith, Hope and Charity
Shelter Inc.
Sunset Ridge School
TText-A-Tip
The Harbour
The Warming House
Village Treasure House
Washburne Junior High School
Wilmette Harbor Rotary
Wilmette Junior High School
Wilmette Police Department
Winnetka Congregational Church
Winnetka Police Department
Winnetka PTO
Women’s Club of Evanston

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Board of Directors

Haven’s Board Members come from a variety of backgrounds and use their expertise to aid the Haven executive and clinical directors. Board members meet monthly and are highly involved in the fundraising efforts at Haven.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board of Directors, contact Charley Smith at charley@havenforyouth.org.

Kimberly

Kimberly Boscow


President

Kimberly Boscow lives in Wilmette and has been a North Shore resident for the past 10 years. She and her husband have three children, two of whom are New Trier graduates. She has worked in both the publishing and legal fields in various positions but has always been a community volunteer as well. Her passion and concern for the health and well-being of children brought her to the Haven board. After serving as Secretary and Vice President she now serves as board President.

Jennifer

Jennifer Fiegen

Vice President/Secretary

Jennifer Fiegen is a long-time resident of Wilmette. She and her husband, Jonathan, have three children. She earned her Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching from Northwestern University after graduating with a BS from the University of Illinois. For the last twenty-eight years, Jennifer has been a committed educator, and she currently works in Winnetka School District. Jennifer joined the Haven Youth and Family Services Board in the Fall of 2017. Currently, she serves as the Vice President of the Haven Board of Directors. She enjoys collaborating with fellow board members and the community, bringing a school system and child’s perspective to Haven’s programs and work.

Christopher

Christopher Slagg

Treasurer

Christopher Slagg and his family live in Northbrook. Chris is a banker with Wintrust Community Bank and is a community-minded individual who supports local organizations. He has enjoyed serving as treasurer for the past 10 years as Haven has evolved and grown and been a board member for 11 years. In addition to his work on the Haven Board, he has been involved with Literacy Works, The Housing Organization for Women, and Magnificent Mile Association.

Kate

Roselyn Gilbert Don

Board Member

Roselynn Don has served on Haven’s Board for more than a decade. She lives in Wilmette and was raised there. She and her two adult children are New Trier graduates. Roselynn is a family law/divorce attorney and mediator who has also represented children with divorcing parents. Her interest in family dynamics and the development, health, and safety of children and teens led to her interest in Haven which she believes is an invaluable resource for families.

Amy

Amy Yulish

Board Member

Amy graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a major in Psychology and a minor in Theater. She then received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University and currently holds a core faculty position for the Master’s Program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northwestern where she teaches, supervises beginning clinicians and maintains a clinical practice. She is thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful organization, supporting the work she does herself, but in her very own community.

Heather

Bill Cremin

Board Member

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Michele

Michele Hunter

Board Member

Michele Hunter grew up in Winnetka and graduated from New Trier in 1982. She graduated from the Architecture program at IIT and is a principal at Architrave, Ltd. in Chicago. The firm has recently added projects providing equitable and affordable housing in Chicago. Michele and her firm believe that everyone has the right to work and live in a safe and dignified environment. Haven’s values align and Michele has spent the last 4 years supporting their efforts.

Mitchell

Mitchell Loveman

Board Member

Mitchell Loveman has been a proud Board Member with Haven for 3 years and enjoys his work adding value to the progress of the mental health community. Mitchell is an Executive Managing Director at Newmark, a publicly traded commercial real estate firm that provides comprehensive real estate solutions to companies, property owners and investors. In addition, Mitchell is currently President of his Homeowners Association. He has three grown children whom are all graduates from New Trier High School and currently resides in Northfield with his wife Sally Lou.

Kathiann

Kathiann Richmond

Board Member

Kathiann joined the Haven Youth and Family Services Board in June 2021. She has worked in the banking industry in the North Shore area for the past 15 years, and is currently Assistant Branch Manager at North Shore Community Bank & Trust, a branch of Wintrust Bank. She is thrilled to be on the Haven Board, as her values align with the company’s mission to promote mental health. Kathiann is passionate about supporting mental health and wellness for families in the community.

Kimberly

Randy Sable

Board Member

Randy Sable has been a Haven Board Member for 20 years. For many of those years he served as the Treasurer. His children, Kimber and Bryan founded the Youth Board. It has been a family passion to be a member of this community. In addition to serving the Haven community, Randy has coached boys basketball, baseball and soccer as well as girls basketball, soccer and softball. He has served on the Board of the Trevians girls softball league and acted as the chair of the coaches committee in the past. He has also been part of various teens mentor organizations and worked with children in need.

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Haven Youth & Family Services
825 Green Bay Road
Suite 200
Wilmette, IL 60091