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.

Watch this short video to learn more about Binnacle House


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 lag in developmental milestones. We help them learn the skills for everyday tasks often taken for granted such as meal preparation, budgeting, banking, laundry, cleaning hygiene and social interaction.

Upcoming Events

Save These Dates!

Plan to Attend or Participate in our Fundraiser Events!

Complimentary Wine & Whisky Tasting to Benefit Binnacle House

Thursday, September 1, 2022
4 – 7 PM
Tewksbury Fine Wine & Spirits

One Old Turnpike Road
Oldwick, NJ

Registration not necessary for this event…Just show up!
about the event

Tewksbury Fine Wine & Spirits will generously contribute a portion of every purchase during the event to Binnacle House.

Jersey Boys Four Seasons Tribute Concert

Jersey Boys

Friday, September 9, 2022
Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Rd.
Branchburg, New Jersey 08876

Concert – 7:30 PM

Buy concert tickts


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Super Car Rally to Benefit Binnacle House

car rally coming soon

Sunday, October 16, 2022
Hawk Pointe Golf Club

Seeking that perfect opportunity to showcase your exotic car, contemporary classic or special dream car?
We’re going to rally over, across and through some of Hunterdon, Morris and Warren counties most beautiful hills and curves in a fun Super Car Rally.

Registration is available online at Register to participate

Participating cars can start at any one of our event supporters.

High Marques logo

169 Washington St.
Morristown, NJ 07960

exoticars logo, Milford,NJ

636 Frenchtown Road
Milford, NJ 08848

Performance Garage Club

843 Route 12
Frenchtown, NJ 08825