Rose Verheul

Executive Director

Rose joined us in November 2015. Before Haven House, Rose led a Supplemental Education program for seven (7) years under a contract with the Denver School system. While in this position she managed up to 85 teachers working with over 800 children with learning difficulties in reading and math in 14 different schools and in the home. Her passion is working with children who are underachieving.

Claire House

Case Manager

Claire D. House is currently a Masters in Social Work candidate at Boise State University, set to graduate in 2023, with an undergraduate degree in Psychology from CCU. She has been working with youth and adults struggling with housing instability with a focus on dual diagnoses since 2001. She loves helping clients who are feeling overwhelmed reevaluate their life and make plans to achieve specific goals. She also specializes in transitions. Claire has served in four transitional housing programs, and directed an urban cohousing project with outreach and crisis housing.

Nichole Guest

Director of Resource Development

Nichole joined Haven House in 2019 as our Director of Resource Development  to attract and strengthen our growing list of volunteers, broaden our community outreach and provide grant writing and fundraising services. Nichole is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and has had a five-year volunteer relationship with Haven House.  Nichole is also a graduate of the Haven House Transitional Living Program.

Heather Melton

Youth Director

Heather joined Haven House in 2021 in an initial position working with our preschoolers and now as our Youth Director working with our school age children both in the classroom and in after school and summer youth group programming.  Heather has 2 prior years of experience working with children and truly loves the youth at Haven House and her part in helping them grow and learn. Heather also has 4 years past experience in the non profit sector running a free food kitchen for homeless across the country before coming to Colorado. She is currently working on her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Intervention and Prevention. She is also currently getting her Childhood Development Associates. Heather is also a graduate of the Haven House program.

Charlotte Ruiz

Director – Kid’s Haven Early Learning Center

Charlotte joined Haven House in 2021 bringing 15+ years experience in the field of Early Childhood including as a Navy Home Provider and as a former Director in Washington State. She has completed many workshops in Pyramid Training, first aid and CPR, and Facilitating Staff skill Development and studied at Everett Community College where she completed certificates in Early Childhood Education of Specialization, The State Initial Ealy Childhood Education, Early Childhood Specialization in Administration, Early Childhood Specialization in Infants and Toddlers. Charlotte is a passionate and committed member of the team and loves giving our children the skills they need to ensure a brighter future.

Sonya Gleason

Office Manager

Sonya is the office Manager for Haven House since October 2013 and is a graduate from the Haven House transitional program. Sonya previously worked as a teller in a retail bank, in customer service for a restaurant and in a secretarial position with several businesses.