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800 E 12th St, Brooklyn, NY View Map Down arrow

Opened in the spring of 2017, Midwood Safe Haven provides transitional housing for vulnerable street homeless individuals, primarily women. At any given time, Midwood serves up to 51 individuals on the path to permanent housing.

Safe Havens are “low-threshold” resources: they have fewer requirements, making them attractive to those who are reluctant to accept shelter. There are no curfews and more privacy. A client can miss a night at the Safe Haven without losing her or his bed, as they would at a traditional shelter.

But the fewer restrictions do not signal a hands-off approach. Safe Havens offer intensive case management, along with mental health and substance abuse assistance, with the ultimate goal of moving each client into permanent housing. Safe Havens are, thus, a crucial harm reduction/Housing First resource to enable the most entrenched chronically homeless, who have extreme reluctance to leave behind their unsheltered lives to accept help.

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Midwood Safe Haven

800 E 12th St
NY, Brooklyn
Open ed 2017| 51 Units