The Haven is an acronym for Helping All Veterans with Emergency Needs. Our mission is to provide services that will help homeless and at-risk veterans rebuild their lives through income and housing stability and targeted interventions to remove any barriers towards self-sufficiency. Our History The Salvation Army Haven was established in 1994 at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare center as an emergency housing program for veterans. The Haven caters to the needs of veterans with complex set of obstacles - shortage of affordable housing, low employability, chronic medical problems and mental illnesses such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, substance abuse and a need for social support networks. Every year, more than 2000 veterans are served through our various programs at The Haven. The largest population of homeless veterans resides in the greater Los Angeles area. The Haven is committed to providing this population with housing and supportive services. About The Salvation Army Mission The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Vision The Salvation Army is committed to serving men, women and children in need on a daily basis without discrimination, by: Providing basic needs services such as food, rental and utility assistance, and case management support for families in distress Helping youth overcome a number of obstacles including poverty, violence, overcrowded and failing schools, and the influence of drugs and illegal activities Providing a safety-net for homeless individuals looking to make necessary life changes Providing supportive services through our homeless programs to veterans and recovering addicts Providing basic health services to low-income and homeless individuals Providing educational training and skills enhancement to those looking to regain control of their lives, or to children who simply need a helping hand Filling a critical need in housing for low-income seniors, as well as assisting them in managing escalating housing costs Responding to disasters by ensuring that the most vulnerable members of our community receive shelter, food and assistance in rebuilding their lives Measuring, communicating and learning from the impact of our efforts
Since veterans make up approximately one-third of our nation's homeless population - a number expected to grow in the coming years as a younger generation of veterans returns from active combat zones - The Haven is committed to providing this population with housing and supportive services. The Haven serves 2,500 veterans each year, on the campus of the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration complex. Short-term housing is available at the Alpha Center, and transitional housing that focuses on substance abuse recovery...
Whom to Contact
- Jessica Brown-MasonDirectorPhone: (310) 478-3711
- Anabel SanchezExecutive AssistantPhone: (310) 478-3711