About Us

Healing Children & Their Families


Child Haven is the principal, and oldest, Solano County community-based agency specializing in therapeutic services for children that have experienced abuse, neglect and childhood trauma. We offer professional, research and evidenced-based mental health treatment services for children ages birth to 18 years of age. Child Haven has treated over 9,400 infants, children and adolescents and has made a significant impact in Solano County.

Our Mission

To provide intensive therapeutic and developmental services for children and their families with the belief that early intervention, education, and targeted professional services will help children heal and families thrive.

Our Values

Our actions are guided by the following values:

  • Child-focused: Our actions are always in the best therapeutic interest of children

  • Integrity: Our actions are ethical, legal and honest

  • Accessible: Our actions allow all children open access to our services

Executive Director

Tonya Burns was recently appointed the Executive Director of Child Haven Inc. in December 2019, following the retirement of Jane Johnson who had been in this position for more than 10 years.  Ms. Burns has extensive experience leading and managing social programs.  Most recently, she was the Executive Director of Children Today, a trauma-informed early care and education agency that primarily serves children experiencing homelessness and children served by Los Angeles County’s child welfare system.  Prior to that, she was an Executive Director with Victor Community Support Services, responsible for programs located in Perris, CA, which included the Transition-Age Youth and Children’s Mental Health programs. She was also a Division Manager at Crystal Stairs Inc. and was responsible for all family service programs.

Board of Directors

Kevin O'Rourke

Consultant, Local Government Solutions / Chair

Julie DuPuis

Community Advocate / Vice Chair

Nanci Ladd

Realtor, Keller Williams Realty / Secretary

Pippin Dew

Council Member, City of Vallejo & Realtor / Member At Large

Tara Lynn-Gray

President & CEO, YADARI Enterprises / Member At Large

Kathleen LaPlante

Ret. Contra Costa County Deputy County Counsel / Member At Large

John Whitney

Community Advocate / Member At Large