SI PHI00520.625 Safe Havens Demonstration Program (TN 2 -- 02/2004)

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.

C. Philadelphia Region Safe Havens

This listing provides the name, residential address and a contact person for each of the identified HUD-funded safe havens in the Philadelphia Region. Additional sites will be updated to the list when identified.

NOTE: If an office becomes aware of a safe haven not listed, please contact the SSI Program Support Team via email (||PHI MOS RSI SSI PROG) or via telephone (215-597-0435).

1. Maryland

Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless

600B East Gude Drive
Rockville, Maryland
Executive Director: Sharon London (301) 217-0314

Locations (40 beds) at 4 sites:

  • Adrianne's House
    600 East Gude Drive
    Rockville, Maryland 20850

  • Laytonsville Haven
    5834 Riggs Road
    Laytonsville, Maryland 20882

  • Takoma Park Haven
    804 Maplewood Avenue
    Takoma Park, Maryland 20912

  • Silver Spring Haven
    9313 Colesville Road
    Silver Spring, Maryland 20901

2. Pennsylvania

Project H.O.M.E.
1515 Fairmont Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

Fifty (50) Safe Haven beds at 2 sites:

  • St Columba (25 beds-men)
    4133-9 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
    Program Coordinator: Lisa Razzi (215) 232-7236

  • Women of Change (25 beds-women)
    2042 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
    Program Coordinator: Liz White (215) 564-0901

  • Bethesda Project
    1630 South Street
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146


    My Brother’s House (20 beds)

    609 South 15th Street

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146

    Program Coordinator: Ms. Misty Sparks (215) 545–3011

3. Virginia

The Daily Planet
517 West Grace Street (all correspondence to this address)
Richmond, Virginia 23220

Facility: 1509 Porter Street, Richmond, Virginia 23224

Contact: Peter Prizzio (804) 783-0678 Ext. 230

New Hope Housing Administrative Office
8407-E Richmond Highway
Alexandria, Virginia 22309



Max's Place
3302 Glen Carlyn Road,
Falls Church, Virginia 22041

Onsite Contact: Bob Cassell (703) 933-0651

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