State of Homelessness
The State of Homelessness
Haven of Rest continues to play a vital role in the community by responding, as it has since 1943, to the plight of the poor and homeless. This includes meeting immediate physical needs such as food, shelter, clothing and basic medical/dental care to providing residential rehabilitation programs that help destitute men and women overcome the problems that have led to their poverty and homelessness. By working to better the lives of poor and homeless individuals, we are contributing to the overall quality of life of our communities.
Haven of Rest provides a variety of services to the homeless, the new poor, battered women and children, rape victims, alcoholics, drug addicts, evictees, parolees, runaways, transients, indigents, and those with minimal mental and physical disabilities. Diversified services, offered to these individuals and families without charge, provide hope for a new way of life and self-sufficiency. This past year, the mission provided 311,765 meals and 66,816 nights of lodging.