Our Goals
The overall goal of our projects is to increase and expand housing options in order to prevent and reduce homelessness. A related goal is to stem the cycling and recycling of homeless and disabled individuals among jails, hospitals, substandard housing units and the streets. We intend to serve as a national role model for the successful housing and retention of homeless, disabled and disadvantaged individuals.

Our Environments
Each unique development will be a rehabilitation-centered environment. Housing units will incorporate design elements to facilitate the housing stability of individuals with those disorders most associated with chronic homelessness, that is, psychiatric disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. Residents will be encouraged to focus on recovering their health, resolving legal issues and achieving financial stability. They will receive individualized recommendations to ongoing social supports and health related services. Housing will be offered pursuant to the Housing First philosophy.

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Mary McLaughlin,


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Management & Affiliations

Dr. Mary McLaughlin, PhD

Our Mission: Innovations toward housing stability.

Mary McLaughlin, PhD

 

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Our Mission: Innovations toward housing stability.

Our Proposed Project

Our Goals

The overall goal of our projects is to increase and expand housing options in order to prevent and reduce homelessness. A related goal is to stem the cycling and recycling of homeless and disabled individuals among jails, hospitals, substandard housing units and the streets. We intend to serve as a national role model for the successful housing and retention of homeless, disabled and disadvantaged individuals.


Our Environments
Each unique development will be a rehabilitation-centered environment. Housing units will incorporate design elements to facilitate the housing stability of individuals with those disorders most associated with chronic homelessness, that is, psychiatric disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. Residents will be encouraged to focus on recovering their health, resolving legal issues and achieving financial stability. They will receive individualized recommendations to ongoing social supports and health related services. Housing will be offered pursuant to the Housing First philosophy.

Cape Haven,


Inc.

a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation

Management
Management practices will be based on those compassionate strategies developed by Rehabilitation Psychologist Mary McLaughlin, PhD, Executive Director. Rules and regulations will follow the rehabilitation principle of normalization. Cape Haven will maintain a discretionary Emergency Services Fund to facilitate making purchases and withdrawals and to provide cash assistance on short notice.

Affiliations
Partnerships will be pursued with social services organizations.
Advocates will be trained in strategies helpful to disadvantaged people.
Research and internship affiliations will be developed with colleges and universities.