Dolores’s Safe Haven provides a safe and supportive environment for fifteen women with severe mental illness who have been chronically homeless. These women are considered the hardest to house. Staff reach out and engage women to offer services that result in stable housing and increased quality of life.
Dolores was a woman who stayed in the Overnight Shelter at Deborah’s Place. She was smart, witty and loved a good book and conversation. Dolores died in 2003 in the company of Deborah’s Place volunteers and staff. Naming the Safe Haven after Dolores represents our commitment to respecting each individual woman’s choices and honoring her journey from homelessness to housing.