“Building Better Tommorrows…. one person at a time”
Our Community Center…
A dream built upon a vision… a vision that “I live but one life, and I may live that one poorly, but I have a vision of a better life that someone coming after me may lead. I spend my thoughts, my time, my money, and my very self imparting that vision to a few young people. They see it, they live it, and my whole life, weak and faulty, is re-incarnated in theirs-stronger, finer and greater than I ever dared to be…” author unknown
For nearly 50 years this has been the vision of Delhaven Community Center. As a grass-roots agency founded in the City of La Puente in 1972, Delhaven is dedicated to the strengthening of human life through social, educational, and recreational leisure time activities in a structured and supervised setting.
We focus on providing affordable opportunities which will address the needs of our community, providing a nurturing environment which will help strengthen the family unit, provide opportunities for volunteer leadership, provide opportunities for individuals to challenge themselves to live their lives in the best possible fashion based upon strong moral principles, and to provide activities in which individuals of all ages, color, and creed may experience acceptance, respect, love and personal growth in a caring environment.
One day nearly 45 years ago, a young child was dropped off at our after school program. Within 15 minutes he had torn apart the Directors office and threatened other staff, this was our introduction into “Phillip”. It was also our introduction to the realization that there were children that needed a program that understood their needs whether emotional and/or behavioral, and needed a place where they realized that despite their struggles they were experiencing, there were people that stilled cared about them. Welcome to our Voyagers Club that has been working with children such as Phillip since then.
Since 1972, Delhaven Community Center, a private non- profit social service agency, has been serving the City of La Puente and surrounding communities. We strive to provide recreational, educational, and social activities in a structured and supervised setting. This is a passion that is seen in our after school educational and enrichment programs for at risk youth, our summer camp programs keeping kids off the streets and giving them the opportunities for new experiences, our Voyagers Club for children with emotional and/or behavioral challenges, our family emergency program helping families with needed food, clothing, and other supplies, our pay it forward program that once a month focuses on helping others, and our programs for the Intellectually/Developmentally disabled including social, educational, and employment opportunities, and many other programs and services!
Welcome to Delhaven Community Center…. Building Better Tomorrows one person… one family at a time!