Safe Havens serve as refuge for people who are experiencing chronic homelessness and have a serious mental illness. They close the gap in housing and services available for those individuals who, perhaps because of their illness, have refused help or have been denied or removed from other housing programs.
Reedy Place, established in 2006, serves as United Housing Connections' Safe Haven. Reedy Place offers 15 units to the chronically homeless with a serious mental illness as a Housing First option. Housing First is an approach to quickly and successfully connect those experiencing homelessness to permanent housing without preconditions and barriers to entry, such as sobriety, treatment or service participation requirements.