About Us


Safe Haven Recovery Engagement Center is dedicated to Dakota Stout, who lost his life to addiction February. 1, 2018. Safe Haven is resource to anyone who is struggling with addiction – whether you are a family member, friend or you yourself are affected by addiction. We are here to help. Those struggling with substance use disorder must change everything about themselves and it’s extremely difficult when they don’t know how. Recovery is possible for everyone, but without the appropriate resources, it makes it almost impossible. That’s where Safe Haven comes into place. 

Safe Haven REC is a501c3 non-profit organization. We are governed by an eight-person board, all of whom are residents of Orange County and have been affected by addiction in one way or another. We, as a board of Safe Haven, offer our own stories, experience, strength and hope so we may help just one person fight this disease. We are here for those struggling – whether one day sober or 10 years sober – as well as the family members and children who are affected by this disease. There is hope – Let Safe Haven be that resource of hope for our community.


Get Involved

Can you help? Absolutely! Safe Haven depends on community involvement to stay open and offer as many services as possible. You can help leading a meeting, teaching a life skill class or helping with clean up. Other ways to help include monetary donations, gas cards and gift cards.


Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.


Attached are files that can be downloaded for you to print, including a list of local recovery meetings and educational powerpoints on substance use. This will always change, so check back frequently!