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Believing in the Miracles of Life is our mission statement. Founded in 1989, Safe Haven Outreach Ministry, Inc. (SHOM) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit housing and human services provider for uninsured, low-income, homeless and indigent adults who are substance abusers living with HIV/AIDS and/or mental health challenges. District residents who are singly-or-multiply diagnosed are welcome to receive services by way of Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) for admission to Safe Haven's 28 days residential substance use treatment, which is governed by Department of Behavioral Health, in accordance with the D.C Municipal regulations of Chapter 63.

Additionally, Safe Haven offers structured Transitional Housing Services for individuals, who have successfully completed 28-60 days of residential substance abuse treatment.

Over the years, SHOM received awards from D.C. CARE Consortium, D.C. Housing Authority and D.C. Probation Department. Today, SHOM is the largest District of Columbia provider of housing specifically designed to increase affordable housing and support services to singly, dually and multiply diagnosed persons. This is the population we serve with commitment and great success.


SHOM's mission is to improve the quality and longevity of life of its' single, dual or multiple diagnosed program participants. This is successfully accomplished by provision of "non-stop" comprehensive, holistic service delivery. Continuity of care modalities include outreach and prevention, emergency crisis intervention, referral and/or intake into Safe Haven's residential substance use treatment, transitional housing services inclusive of bio-psycho-social assessment, primary medical, mental health, case management, risk reduction/education, literacy and housing placement services.


To provide more substance abuse and mental health treatment services for people in the District of Columbia. To expand our transitional housing to provide more stable, affordable housing for individuals, who have successfully completed the treatment/transitional program at SHOM.


By living the following values everyday, Safe Haven Outreach Ministry, Inc. offers hope and a new way of life to individuals seeking treatment for single, dual and/or multiple disorders:

COMMITMENT-We are passionate and dedicated in our commitment to individuals affected by the devastating effects of substance abuse, mental health and homelessness.

LEADERSHIP- We are leaders in the flight against substance abuse, mental health and homelessness. Through a holistic approach, we provide an array of comprehensive services to assist individuals in their journey from years of internal pain to a happy, healthy, drug-free life.

    INTEGRITY- We are honest and straightforward in all that we do. We treat everyone with compassion, dignity and respect. We perform responsibly with the individuals entrusted to us through our Funders. We are accountable and perform in accordance with these values.

    EXCELLENCE- We set high standards of performance and service delivery for all employees. We strive towards excellence in our mission to improve the quality and longevity of life of its' single, dual and multiple diagnosed program participants.

    TEAMWORK-We advance the desire for change of individuals affected by substance abuse, mental health and homelessness through continued individual and team successes. We recognize our staff and volunteers as our most appreciated resources.

If you are seeking residential substance use treatment and/or transitional housing, please feel free to contact us.

We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!

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