Paving the Way to a Brighter Future

About Us
Mission & Vision

Committed to Making a Difference

Valley Haven is the only Emergency Children’s Shelter, in Cameron County and the largest in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, for abused, neglected and abandoned children that Child Protective Services have removed from their homes. Valley Haven works to end conditions that seemingly perpetuate never-ending cycles of child abuse and neglect by providing a properly equipped 32 bed home-like facility, with a highly trained staff to house and execute this kind of effort. 

At Valley Haven, our goal is to stop the cycle of abuse so abused children can heal and not pass on to their children the abuse they received from their parents. By showing and teaching appropriate ways to trust and love each other, the children at Valley Haven will feel safe, begin to heal, and look at their future in a positive way. Our children deserve the chance to grow into loving, caring, and happy adults that have had the opportunity to heal from this very traumatic time in their lives.

When children are removed from their homes they lose more than their parents, grand-parents and family.  Often they lose their home, school, friends, and sometimes even their siblings. These are the same brothers and sisters who helped support one another and survive traumatic, abusive environments. Siblings are often separated because services needed to care for them are not available in the Rio Grande Valley. 

Valley Haven is here to bridge that gap. Our main priority is to keep the children and their siblings that come into our care safe, cared for and together!

Valley Haven's mission is to protect, guide, and nurture abused and neglected children by providing them a safe and loving home!

Our Founders

Gracie Bradwell

Kristen Millon

Pamela Alvarez


5501 U.S. 83 Business, Harlingen, TX 78552, USA

(956) 893-0422