About Kirstin's Haven
KIRSTIN’s HAVEN, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) community-based, nonprofit organization, established in 2010 to help homeless veterans and individuals transition into sustainable housing. Our mission is to create and provide safe permanent housing, supportive services, and counseling to high risk veterans within the community. We strive to provide quality customer service throughout the service coordination process for every program participant and resident. KHI provides veterans and others the opportunity to achieve and sustain self-sufficiency within a therapeutic environment.
Kirstin’s Haven Housing Program’s (KHHP) vision is to provide veterans and the low income and homeless persons in the Baltimore, Maryland and Metro Washington, DC region. with safe permanent supportive housing options. Our goal is to provide individuals and families with a foundation to begin the process of stabilization. We offer linkages to resources and services in the community that enable our participants to become empowered to live self-sufficient and productive lives.
Kirstin’s Haven, Inc. is 501 (c) (3) community based unique non-profit organization that was established in 2010 to provide permanent housing solutions to Veterans and low income individuals. Kirstin’s Haven has approximately served about 41 clients within Maryland. Eighty percent of our clients are U.S. Armed Forces Veterans, and 20 percent are living with a diagnosed disability. Kirstin’s Haven takes pride in establishing long term relationships, and through these relationships we have formed collaborative partnerships with several referring agencies to assist the clients in obtaining permanent housing solutions.
- 2010 KHI Formed as a nonprofit and building organizational structure becoming a part of the community
- 2012 Opened doors in first home housing 5 veterans
- 2013 Two additional homes established to house homeless females
- 2014 Partnership with Wells Fargo to provide housing as a part of stabilization project for the community
- 2016 Partnership with Home Depot Parkville#2577 to rehab houses for veterans
Homeless Veterans Statistics
According to a December 2011 survey, 67,495 veterans are homeless on any given night and twice as many experience homelessness during a year. Right now, the number of homeless Vietnam-era veterans is greater than the number of service persons who died during that war. Already, veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are appearing among the homeless population.
Homeless Female Veteran Statistics
Approximately 7,000 women veterans are homeless
Numbers are expected to increase as more women return from Iraq and Afghanistan
Women veterans are four times as likely to go homeless than their civilian counterparts
75 % report experiencing sexual abuse, in the military or in civilian life
Half suffer from substance or alcohol dependence
One third have mental illness Of 500 VA veterans shelters, 300 say they accept women
15 VA shelters have women-only programs
None can accept women and their children