Habitation for Adolescents and Vulnerable persons Empowerment Network (HAVEN) is a consortium of indigenous, non-profit and Non-Government Organizations working towards the development of adolescents and vulnerable persons in less fortunate and under-served communities. We are focused on rejuvenating the lives of people through empowerment programs with an emphasis on Education, HIV prevention, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Mentorship, Mindset Change, Leadership and Entrepreneurship skills development. Our programs are based on a holistic bottom up model following individual change to achieve sustainable self-reliance. We seek to increase resources and create platforms for adolescents, youth, girls and women to access and exchange information and opportunities.
During its 10 years of existence, Haven Anti-AIDS Foundation birthed Habitation for Adolescents and Vulnerable persons Empowerment Network (HAVEN). HAVEN is representing more than 40 NGOs and CBOs from 8 regions across Uganda by providing a united voice to develop and articulate local concerns to national policy makers and international organizations. Our outreaches have impacted more than 79,258 young adolescents, youth, girls and women. With our broad membership reach, HAVEN actively provides a platform to member agencies dedicated to networking for strategic partnerships, capacity building, issue-specific advocacy, training and raising awareness. We take a community development approach by providing education, mentorship, practical entrepreneurship skills, psychosocial support, counseling and advocate for services to improve their living conditions.