Resource Title: In from the Cold: Safe Havens for Homeless People
Product Type: Toolkit
Date Completed: October 1999
Author/Organization: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
This toolkit is intended for those seeking information on creating effective Safe Havens for homeless individuals with serious mental illnesses. It was developed by experts in housing, homelessness and mental illness, and Safe Haven staff from throughout the country in an effort to inspire communities to open Safe Havens. It discusses a range of issues in developing a Safe Haven, including the Continuum of Care (CoC) for homeless people with mental illnesses, the basic elements of a Safe Haven program, the planning and designing process, strategies for outreach and crisis management, and strategies for overcoming challenges associated with obtaining community approval.
Keywords: Safe Haven, NIMBY, mental illness, CoC, Continuum of Care, McKinney Act