Safe Haven Program Receives VA Boston Award
The New England Center and Home for Veterans Safe Haven Program was recognized by the VA Boston’s Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program with HCHV Excellence in Advocacy award for “their contribution to the goal of ending and preventing homelessness among Veterans.”
Safe Haven serves some of the most vulnerable Veterans experiencing chronic homelessness. Veterans in this program receive care in a safe and supportive residential setting while their complex needs are addressed through on-site supportive case management services. The goal of the program is to rapidly stabilize Veterans’ medical, mental health, substance use disorders, and other psychosocial problems in order to help them obtain appropriate transitional or permanent housing.
The Safe Haven team accepted the award at the 3rd annual HCHV Community Recognition Reception at the West Roxbury VA on September 20, 2018. Congratulations to Safe Haven Program Manager Allen Howell and the Safe Haven Program staff members Henrietta Oparah, Martin Ssekyewa, Tom McDonald, Keisha Evans and Nick Ragno for their well-deserved recognition!