A sense of self
Humanity holds that all life is interconnected. There is a unity of body, mind, and spirit, and indeed, of everything living on this planet. An essential ingredient for people to energise themselves is to have a sense of self, nourishment of the soul, and the nurturing that a spiritual element can give. Those living with mental Illness need hope to act as a trigger for recovery. Some of the pathways to recovery include a home; friends; and eventual integration into the community. Our vision is to create an environment to assist people to live with a sense of permanency, thereby enabling them to have hope; enhanced optimism; confidence; a sense of self and emotional wellness.
We will foster a model of interdependence for the individual within their immediate environment and community. We will ensure appropriate, accessible and well-run support systems are in place.
Families and volunteers will integrate with tenants, providing social and community support.
This will offer certainty of tenure across the lifespan of people affected by illness.
We will create an environment of safety; peace; harmony; and compassion.
Our support will be inclusive and involve service providers, residents, family members, volunteers and carers in a joint undertaking that supports interdependent living.
Our Operating Model
The Haven Foundation's operating model is based on providing the following:
- Housing which is decent, clean and permanent
- Accommodation that includes flats with support services
- Housing which is located in neighbourhoods which are safe and close to shopping, transportation, health and other amenities and services
- A support worker who works in mutual partnership with the resident, as well as assessing and responding to individual needs within the context of the accommodation environment offered.
The Haven Foundation has a clear policy with regard to eligibility. Residents must:
- be able to live independently with support
- have adequate NDIS Supported Independent Living funding
- be eligible for public housing or housing associations (asset and income limitations)
- have ongoing clinical support where required, and
- have linkages or connections to the area in which they seek housing.