The Family Haven was established in 1988 to help disadvantaged and vulnerable families in Gloucestershire to a brighter future.
We help parents and their pre-school children by providing a warm, caring and supportive day centre where assistance and encouragement is available to help them to improve the quality of their lives.
Forty or fifty children come through the doors each week which means that thousands of families who have found themselves in poor or temporary accommodation, or have had traumatic family experiences, serious illnesses or other desperate circumstances and are coping with small children with such problems have benefitted from finding a safe place, a good nursery with caring staff, practical help, wise advice and, above all, good support in the middle of the city. Some of the children who first came through the doors in the early years will now have children of their own and hopefully some of the skills their own parents learned will now be being passed on.
The Family Haven, Gloucester