HAAVEN Shared Housing is the most effective, efficient and immediate solution to end homelessness.
There are more than 60,000 homeless people living on the streets of Los Angeles. And while each has a different reason for being there, all have one thing in common: they lack the support they need to work through the trauma that made them homeless in the first place.
Haaven provides the critical support - housing, peer advocacy and community - people need to get off the streets, stay off the streets and get their lives back on track.
Our shared housing model provides homes to people who don't have one, at a cost they can afford. We provide welcoming, well-maintained and comfortable living spaces, complete with gardens, outdoor seating areas, and fully outfitted kitchens. Because Haaven means shelter, safety and a second chance for residents, every aspect of our homes is systemized and structured to promote a culture of recovery.
Haaven provides the accountability and guidance that serve as a foundation for making meaningful life improvements. Dedicated, trained and certified peer advocates are assigned to each home. They facilitate house meetings, provide guidance on critical life skills, conduct one-on-one coaching sessions, and foster continued growth for all housemates. While Haaven's Peer Advocates' primary goal is to tend to the culture of recovery in each home, they also interface with Case Managers to help support their treatment plans.
Housemates share feedback, techniques and encouragement to help each other overcome challenges. Due to shared life experiences, housemates don’t judge – they respect each other as coequals working to overcome trauma and improve their lives. By being present as peers, housemates hold each other accountable in day-to-day moments of potential weakness and setbacks.