Haven Homes accommodates one hundred and twenty nine aged “street persons” or “vagrants” referred from the night shelters, the day hospitals and other resources in the area.  The Haven employs 24 staff members which includes the manager, 1 administrative personel  member, a driver, 1 security guard, a part-time professional nurse.

The surrounding community benefits in that Haven Homes relieves them of this responsibility, it provides holistic care and encourages the re–integration of the clients into the broader community and society. The Management Committee comprises of members of the surrounding community.



The home is structurally divided into four different service areas integrated into one.


The Aberdeen Street Cottages: Independent Living



The Aberdeen Street Cottages consists of six cottages each housing six homeless people per cottage on a permanent basis.  Ages range from sixty years of age and comprises of twenty three males and twelve females. These clients are deemed independent and besides paying a fee towards their rent, have to provide for their own personal needs. Resources within the cottages i.e. kitchen and lounge are communally shared. The preventative section houses the clients who are still able to lead an independent lifestyle but are vulnerable to destitution.  Before they land on the streets Haven Homes would intervene in the form of accommodation and stability.  


Preventative Section

The preventative section houses ten elderly females. These females have worked as live in helpers for most of their lives and would find themselves destitute when reaching retirement. Six males are also housed in a cottage in Dublin Street on the side of the home. Before they find themselves on the street, Haven Homes would intervene in form of accommodation and the chance of finding stability in the old age home.  The kitchen and lounge are communally shared.

Frail Care Section


The frail care section provides a twenty four hour medical and home care service to forty six persons. The gender complement is twenty three males and twenty three females.

  Semi Independent Section

This section comprises of thirty two persons who are still able to partially care for themselves.