SI NY00520.625 Safe Havens Demonstration Program (RTS 373 - 7/2003)
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
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.
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Hall
Services for the Underserved Mental Health307 Bay Ridge Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11220
Contact: Mr. Ronald MorganMetro NY Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty
9 Murray St. East
New York, New York 10007
Contact: Mr. Peter BreastHealth Industry Resources Enterprises
New York, New York 10012
Contact: Mr. Alfred ArangoVolunteers of America Delaware Valley
235 White Horse Pike
Collingswood, New Jersey 08107
Contact: Mr. Daniel LombardoGoddard Riverside Community Center
539 Columbus Avenue
New York, New York 10024
Contact: Mr. Bernard WohlFountain House*
425 W. 47th Street
New York, New York 10036
Contact: Mr. Kenneth DudekSafe 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.