Our Place Safe Haven
Our Place Safe Haven is the first stop on the road to recovery for mental health issues & homelessness. Located at 536 E. Thompson, 805-652-2151, this 10 bed shelter provides a safe place to live where basic needs are met & the most vulnerable receive mental health treatment, assistance establishing a stable source of income, & help obtaining transitional housing with the goal of permanent housing. Drop in services include hot meals, showers, laundry facilities, phone messages and mail delivery and case management.
Our Homeless to Home & Community Outreach programs run out of Our Place Safe Haven as does our Health Navigator Program. There are four main goals of the Health Navigation program:
- Clients complete a health assessment;
- Clients are cleared of Tuberculosis;
- Clients are connected with a Primary Care Physician;
These actions resulted in a 50% Reduction in Emergency Health Services from the 12 months prior to receiving Health Navigation.
Turning Point Foundation’s Street Outreach Program showed Veterans were over 20% of the homeless population & 30% of those were suffering from mental illness. Turning Point felt compelled to take action & expanded our programs to address the needs of our veterans bringing together all the social services in Ventura County creating a safety net of support for those that have given so much. We remodeled a building for the Veteran’s Transitional Housing which opened in 2015.