Meet the Haven Team

Haven's Administrative Team

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Charley Smith, LCSW

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 Hazelett, LCPC, ATR

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 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 Versage, MA

IYIP Program Manager and Fundraising Coordinator

As Haven's Fundraising Coordinator and 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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Haven's Clinical Team

Haven's Illniois Youth Investment Program (IYIP) Team

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Te'Ericka Kimbrough

Outreach Coordinator and

IYIP Case Manager

Te’Ericka received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Chicago State University. Her clinical interests include the use of person-centered, strength-based intervention techniques to provide support to youth and their families that are experiencing hardships and adverse traumas. Te’Ericka uses active listening and empathy to build meaningful relationships with clients and assist them in addressing challenges and achieving goals. Additionally, Te’Ericka previously supervised an emergency Domestic Violence Shelter in the heart of Chicago, working with women and children exposed to complex, intentional trauma. She is a certified sexual assault and domestic violence crisis interventionist.

Te’Ericka advocates for raising awareness about gender-based violence and human capital inequalities. She believes that all people are resilient, and have the internal ability change their life trajectory by maintaining power and control over their life narrative through both individual and collaborative efforts.

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Albert Nascimento

IYIP Case Manager

As a Case Manager for Haven's Illinois Youth Investment Program, Albert strives to create strong connections with North Shore Youth to develop a growth mindset in all areas of life. 

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