Cape Haven, Inc. would like to thank oral surgeon Dr. Joseph Finelli and cosmetic dentist Dr. Robert Dietz for their donation of extensive professional services; the results of their work have been life transforming for James Williamson.

Watch the award-winning video produced by Kevin Rivoli of James's circumstances while living on the streets in Syracuse, NY:

James after receiving ten months of housing plus medical, dental, and rehabilitation services coordinated by Dr. Mary McLaughlin.

Our Mission

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August 20, 2023

Dr. Mary published an opinion article in the Gotham Gazette, reflecting upon the recent murder of Jordan Neely in New York City and calling for an end to violence against individuals experiencing homelessness. 

August 22, 2021

Dr. Mary has been creating podcasts and videos to educate and inspire others during the ongoing pandemic.

March 7, 2021

Cape Haven, Inc. is excited to welcome Ty Eden, a social media and graphic design intern, to Dr. Mary's team. 

Homelessness Research

James after three decades of homelessness in Syracuse, NY.

Reagan's Corner

Cape Haven


Our mission is to reduce homelessness via the development and promotion of evidence based programs and strategies. We conduct research, training, and advocacy initiatives that address harmful stereotypes surrounding the topic of homelessness.

Mary McLaughlin, PhD, Executive Director of Cape Haven Inc., is writing about her research into chronic homelessness in a book scheduled for publication in 2024. 

Visit her new blog here.