The mission of Safe House is to provide low cost, safe and decent housing to a community of persons who are frequently homeless: those living with HIV/AIDS who also have a mental illness and/or chemical dependency. Using a philosophy of High Tolerance/Harm Reduction, Safe House seeks to keep this vulnerable community housed by reducing the barriers to care and increasing access to essential services when medical, psychiatric or substance use problems are active.
Safe House was founded by FRI in 1997. Safe House is an apartment building located in North Hollywood, California established to provide a comfortable refuge for those who are living with HIV/AIDS; and chronically homeless. There are 16 units in the complex designed to provide permanent housing, transitional (6-12 months), or emergency housing (30-60 days). There are 13 permanent 1 bedroom units, 2 transitional units (total of 6 beds), and one emergency unit with 4 beds.
Safe House is funded by a grant from the Community Block Grant Development Program and Housing Opportunities of Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)