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Darien church offers safe haven for youth

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 11:14 a.m. CDT

DARIEN – St. John Lutheran Church, 7214 South Cass Ave., will start its Safe Haven Program for the second year from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 29.

The program is for middle school students in sixth through eighth grade.

The free program runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

The purpose of the after school program is to provide youth with productive activities in a safe, supervised and structured environment while giving their parents peace of mind, according to a Safe Haven news release.

The Safe Haven Program is a church supported ministry staffed by volunteers who wish to support and to strengthen the family unit, according to the release.

For more information on the program or volunteer opportunities, contact program director Donna J. Walker at 630-969-7987 or

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