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Residents of Camp Haven complete a comprehensive three-phased program designed to help them heal physically, mentally and spiritually.  It is Camp Haven's mission to help them become contributing members of the community around them.

Phase 1

Rent – the first 30 days are rent free and a graduated sub-market rent rate follows thereafter. This gives the new resident an opportunity to secure employment before paying rent. 

Food – dinner is provided five days a week (thanks to the generosity of our supporters).

Goals – each resident works with staff to establish individual goals to achieve while at Camp Haven, such as, education, employment etc. Progress on these goals is reviewed weekly.

Programs – formal programs focus on psychological counseling in group and one-on-one sessions. We host regular educational programs that teach personal finance, interpersonal skills, credit management, vocational guidance, and more. Residents are required to attend three programs a week.

Successful Completion – a resident completes Phase I when he demonstrates compliance with the program rules, sustains employment, accumulates sufficient savings to secure community-based housing, and is psychologically stable. The staff works with the resident to formulate a transition plan.

Phase 2

Who - a resident who completes the Phase I program but needs a little more structure to succeed in the community.


Rent – the resident moves into the east side of the complex, into a one-bedroom efficiency apartment.  They sign a six-month, low-rent lease with a month-to-month term thereafter. 

Food - dinner is still generously provided by our supporters five days per week allowing phase 2 participants to continue engaging with fellow residents on campus.

Goals – the resident continues to work on the goals that they have personally set. Staff reviews progress on these goals during one-on-one meetings weekly.

Programs – formal programs focus on psychological counseling in group and in one-on-one sessions. Residents in Phase II focus much of their program time on transitional goal setting: credit repair, housing options, etc. Attendance at two programs per week is mandatory.

Successful Completion – a resident completes Phase II when he is ready to live in the greater community. The staff works with the resident to implement his transition plan, gaining sustainable housing and planning for future success.

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Phase 3

With the cost of housing in south Florida at record highs, finding sustainable safe housing, while maintaining a focus on self care and recovery, can prove very difficult for many.  In 2022, Camp Haven began the development of Phase 3 of our program.  An evolving program, Phase 3 is designed to provide graduates of Phase 2 with continued psychological, career and other counseling services and plans to provide low-cost or subsidized housing options in the near future.

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