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.


Fundraising Events Sponsor or Attendee


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!
VIRTUAL Wine Tasting

Thursday, April 2, 2020
4 – 7 PM
Tewksbury Fine Wine & Spirits

A percentage of all purchases made on Thursday, April 2nd between 4PM and 7PM will be donated to The Binnacle House.

To participate:

Local Complimentary Delivery on order of $200 or more

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One Old Turnpike Road
Oldwick NJ

Registration not necessary for this event…Just show up!

Somerset Patriots Game

Thursday, May 21, 2020
7:00 PM
TD Bank Ball Park

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One Patriots Park
Bridgewater, NJ

General Admission tickets are available to attend the game, or “Sponsor a child” tickets can be purchased that we will distribute to our residents, their family and friends to enjoy the game with them.

Buy Tickets Online

Golf Outing

Monday, June 29, 2020

at the beautiful

Stanton Ridge Logo

Whitehouse, NJ

Registration is available online at Golf Outing Registration
Interested in a Sponsorship? View or Purchase a Sponsorship

Register by phone (908-782-1046) or mail.
Mail a check payable for $200 per golfer to:
Binnacle House
PO Box 2397
56 Sandhill Road
Flemington, NJ 08822

For more information about the event or for questions about sponsorship opportunities, please call 908-782-1046 or email Lawrence Brooks

Save These Dates!

Delaware River Grand Prix

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Delaware River and Canal Trail.

Comedy Night

Saturday, October 16, 2020
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse.