California is experiencing dual epidemics of homelessness and addiction. While solutions exist, certain populations continue to be impacted. The Safe Haven Clinic is an innovation designed to provide a low threshold first step in the continuum of services and care for people caught in cycles of homelessness and/or addiction.
Clinic services are integrated under one roof: 24/7 nursing, Street Medicine, Medical Respite, Sobering and Pharmacy care for people experiencing homelessness and/or addiction. With a low threshold entry, patients can stay 12 hours up to 10 days.
Why Safe Haven Clinics?
Current systems of care are failing people experiencing the co-occurring epidemics of homelessness and addiction. The COVID pandemic further amplifies foundational racial inequities. Combined Street Medicine, Medical Respite, Sobering and Pharmacy offers a synergistic solution and an alternative to emergency departments and jails.