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What Services Does HAVEN Provide?

HAVEN is dedicated to providing a caring, supportive and confidential service to all of its members.

A Community of Support: Staff, volunteers and peers are available for short-term tasks and a sympathetic ear, whether someone is newly diagnosed or is a long-time HAVEN client who has run into a rough spot.

Consumer Advisory Board: Clients gather at least six times a year to make recommendations for providing the most needed services in the most useful ways.

Transitional Housing Program: “Our House-Next Step Housing Program” is designed for four single adults who need temporary housing with supportive services to help them access medical and psychosocial health care and prepare to live independently, usually within a year.

Support Groups are led by trained professionals at confidential locations. Common Threads is for anyone who is HIV positive. This group meets every other Monday evening, alternating with the Addictions Group for HIV+ people in recovery from substance abuse. The Brooklyn Park Lunch Bunch meets two Fridays a month for lunch—it is for anyone who is HIV positive. The Gay Men’s Group meets one Wednesday evening a month.

Emergency Financial Assistance: Temporary funding for rent, utilities and other basic needs.

Outreach: HAVEN produces newsletters, offers a speaker’s bureau and provides AIDS awareness activities. This is a great way for someone who is open about their HIV status to raise awareness to the issue among civic groups and students.

Special Events: The HAVEN community gathers several times a year for an annual picnic, a volunteer-recognition event, a holiday party, and an observance of World AIDS Day.

Transportation: HAVEN has trained, caring volunteers who are able to help clients get to support group meetings and to medical appointments.

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P.O. Box 514
Arnold, MD 21401
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