Founded in 1979, Binnacle House, formerly known as Hunterdon Youth Services, has spent the last 40 years safeguarding children, strengthening families, and building responsible citizens. What began as an emergency shelter for children in Hunterdon County has expanded into a continuum of care for youth who are not safe with their families of origin.


We envision a world where all families and youth are empowered with the tools for success.


Creating brighter futures for youth and families.

Success Story

From Violent Teen to Happily Married State Trooper

Abandoned by his parents as a preschooler… Jeremy* was sent to live with his step-grandfather to be raised. His step-grandfather died when he was just 14, resulting in his total rebellion, physical & verbal violence, truancy and poor grades.
After several years at Binnacle House, Jeremy serves as a State Trooper and is a happily married father with a baby of his own.

Read Jeremy*’s Full Story Here

* not his real name.

Did You Know?

celebrating 40 years of helping young men and their families

  • 28% of all males in a group home in NJ live in Binnacle House
  • Our residents contribute to the local community by volunteering at:
    • Raritan Watershed
    • Food Pantry
    • Hunterdon Chamber of Commerce
    • Helpline
    • Grow A Row
    • and others
  • 78% of graduates leave Binnacle House with improved life skills
  • Every young man served by Binnacle House has been exposed to trauma.
  • Every young man served by Binnacle House is not able to safely reside in their family home.

How can I help?

We thank you in advance for supporting Binnacle House.
Consider Volunteering.


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Make A Donation

If you or your organization donate by check, please mail your donation made payable to:

Binnacle House
PO Box 2397
Flemington, New Jersey 08822

Your support allows us to ensure that all of the needs of our residents are met.

Thank you for your generous support!

Life Skills

We provide basic skill necessary to become responsible citizens to our youth who typically lad in developmental milestones. we help them learn the skills for everyday tasks often taken for grated such as meal preparation, budgeting, banking, laundry, cleaning hygiene and social interaction

Upcoming Events

Plan to Attend our Fundraiser Events!

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NJLGCCC# 147-5-40562

LIC # 2019-5

For the Benefit of Binnacle House. Learn About the services we provide to young men.

Drawing on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 9:30PM

Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, 88 Route 173 West, Hampton, NJ 08827

Need not be present to win.

Only 300 tickets will be sold!

Tickets can be purchased online or call 908-782-1046 or email William Semon

1ST Prize: A Choice of a Fabulous Trip:

  • Oceanfront Maui, Hawaii for Two: Includes round-trip airfare from CA or NV; 7 days & 6 nights at the All Suite Fairmont Kea Lani. (Retail Value; $11,000)

  • Cruise New York and Kings Wharf, Bermuda For Two: Sail 7 nights aboard Celebrity Cruises in a Veranda Stateroom; Incl. 2 night stay @ the Sofitel NY w/Live Entertainment Pkg. (Retail Value: $8,750)

  • A Theme Park Adventure in Orlando, Fl. for Four: Includes 5 days/ 4 nights in a Suite at Residence Inn Orlando at Sea World; Includes 3-day tickets to Disney World and 1 day to Universal Studios; and a $1,000 gift card for airfare. (Retail Value: $6,000)
  • The Best of Rome, Italy for Two: Airfare not included. 6 days/ 5 nights at the Spanish Steps Inn w/private, guided tours; Round trip private airport transfers. (Retail Value: $8,700)
  • Golf in St. Andrews, Scotland for Two: Includes economy airfare; 7 days/ 6 nights at the five-star Fairmont resort; Includes $900 gift card toward Torrance & Kittock Golf Courses (Retail Value: $10,600)

2nd Prize: 58″ Samsung Flat Screen TV (Retail Value: $650)

3rd Prize: Apple iPad Mini – Latest Generation (Retail Value: $400)

4th Prize: Spa Package for Two (Retail Value: $300)

Buy Raffle Tickets online now

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comedy nite benefit binnacle house

Join Us For A Festive Evening
Includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, entertainment, 50/50 raffle & silent auction

Click here to purchase a sponsorship or tickets to attend the event.