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Vinfen helps people who have psychiatric conditions and are homeless get back on their feet and find a place to call home.

At Vinfen, many of the people we serve have experienced homelessness at some point in their life. Through almost all of our services, we help people choose, get, and keep housing. In addition to those services, we offer specialized services that help people with psychiatric conditions who are homeless obtain permanent housing along with community-based resources and supports.


Three Safe Havens located in Boston use a Housing First philosophy to help people who have experienced long-term homelessness to access “low barrier” housing with supportive services and eventually work toward permanent housing. This gentle form of engagement presents no conditions for being housed, such as commitment to services or sobriety. Safe Havens offer help with entitlements, daily living skill support, and housing search services. Our Safe Havens are recognized as a best practice by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and by homeless policy organizations throughout the United States.


Vinfen’s Homeless Outreach and EngagementTeam serves people with psychiatric conditions who are homeless living on Cape Cod. Our goal is use our staff as a “human bridge” to help connect people in need with the supports they want. We accomplish this through outreach, needs assessment, and establishing individualized community linkages for each person served. Staff include a licensed social worker, substance addiction counselor, and two outreach workers. They help people obtain benefits, coordinate medical and psychiatric services, search for housing options, and get help in treatment programs for substance misuse.