Safe Haven

Safe Haven is a 4-bed transitional living shelter for people who are homeless and have a mental illness, primarily serving residents of Orange County, Washington County, and the upper towns of Windsor County. Safe Haven provides a place to live within the community while working on personal goals in a safe and supportive recovery oriented environment. Since its inception in 1998, a focus of the Safe Haven project has been to build a community of people with lived experience, to provide supports for guests both within the house, as well as within the larger community.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be an adult with a mental health and/or substance abuse diagnosis
  • If beds available, may admit homeless individuals without mental health or substance abuse diagnosis
  • Meets current HUD definition of homelessness and have documentation of such
  • May stay up to two years (average length of stay is 8 months)