SI NY00520.625 Safe Havens Demonstration Program (RTS 373 - 7/2003)

A. Background

The Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, as amended in 1992 by Public Law 102-550, provides for low-cost housing knows as “safe havens” to certain homeless persons who are unwilling or unable to participate in mental health treatment programs or other supportive services. The law provides exceptions to two SSI provisions for demonstration project participants:

  • ineligibility due to residence in a public institution, and

  • chargeable in-kind support and maintenance

B. Policy

An individual will not be considered a resident of a public institution nor be charged in-kind support and maintenance if such support and maintenance is provided through a safe haven demonstration project.

Because of the requirement that an A/D facility be a treatment facility and HUD's provision that treatment not be offered at a safe haven, it is not possible for someone to be both in a safe haven and a congregate care facility.

The listing in SI NY00520.625C. provides the name, residential address and a contact person for each of the HUD funded safe havens in the New York Region.

C. New York Region Safe Havens

Homeless Solutions, Inc.
540 W. Hanover Ave.
Suite 100
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Hall

Services for the Underserved Mental Health

307 Bay Ridge Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11220
Contact: Mr. Ronald Morgan
Metro NY Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty
9 Murray St. East
4th floor
New York, New York 10007
Contact: Mr. Peter Breast
Health Industry Resources Enterprises
599 Broadway
New York, New York 10012
Contact: Mr. Alfred Arango
Volunteers of America Delaware Valley
235 White Horse Pike
2nd floor
Collingswood, New Jersey 08107
Contact: Mr. Daniel Lombardo
Goddard Riverside Community Center
539 Columbus Avenue
New York, New York 10024
Contact: Mr. Bernard Wohl
Fountain House*
425 W. 47th Street
New York, New York 10036
Contact: Mr. Kenneth Dudek
Safe Haven
200 Varick Street
New York, New York 10014
Contact: Mr. Joseph Perry

*NOTE: Do not confuse with the A/D facility of the same name: Fountain House located at 424 W. 47th Street, New York, New York 10036.


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SI NY00520.625 - Safe Havens Demonstration Program (RTS 373 - 7/2003) - 07/18/2003
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