Safe Haven is a day shelter for adults with mental illness on Madison’s east side. Shelter guests have access to two meals per day, showers, laundry, bus tickets, mail, and phone services. Safe Haven also provides housing-focused case management and crisis stabilization services funded through Medicaid. Staff specializes in building rapport with vulnerable individuals who may not otherwise engage in mainstream services.
In addition to the daytime drop-in shelter, Safe Haven has 14 single room occupancy units of permanent housing with case management. These rooms are filled by individuals with mental illness who have used Safe Haven day services. Residents continue to have access to day services, and may be connected to Porchlight’s Crisis Stabilization program in order to address acute crises and to promote recovery and housing stability.