Safe Haven helps people with mental illnesses who are homeless, and tend to be vulnerable, disoriented and fearful. Many are victims of robbery, rape or attack. They are overwhelmed by the expectations of traditional programs. Many lack insight into their mental illness and therefore decline available services and treatment.
A large percentage of people who are homeless have mental illness. In Hawaii, that percentage amounts to up to 3,000 individuals.
Safe Haven acts as a “portal of entry” to housing and treatment. It provides a secure, non-threating, supportive environment, as well as access to psychiatric, medical and social services.
Safe Haven also provides specially tailored outreach, case management, residential, medical and psychiatric services for this segment of Hawaii’s homeless population, including:
• Case Mangement and Community Placement Services provided by Helping Hands Hawaii include outreach, gradual engagement, case management, and assistance with accessing permanent housing.
• Residential, clinical and medical care, provided by Mental Health Kokua, include transistional housing and 24 hour on-site staffing for up to 25 people. Social rehabilitation services assist participants in developing skills that will help them to stabilize and attain/succeed in permanent living situations. Psychiatric and medical care are available to eligible residents.
• Activity Center offers social rehabilitation, mentoring/peer support and community placement and reintegration. Basic needs services include meals, mail services, laundry and shower facilities.
Safe Haven is located at 41 South Beretaina Street, Honolulu, HI 96813