Homes 4 the Homeless

Partnership with Seekhaven Focuses On Data-Driven Outcomes, Recovery

As a provider of transitional shelter solutions, Homes 4 the Homeless gains an important technology tool in supportive case management through a new partnership with Seekhaven Homes.

Seekhaven is a multi-tenant community platform that unifies, standardizes and legitimizes transitional housing by combining the ease of internet booking, mobile search, social media, geo-location and gamification to leverage evidence-based recovery modalities.

Seekhaven’s recovery residences support ending homelessness and the destructive cycles of drug addiction. This partnership provides Homes 4 the Homeless with innovative building techniques to provide safe, comfortable and cost effective rapid-response housing that will help those affected by homelessness transition to self-sufficiency.

Seekhaven’s founder Jonathan Parkhurst is one of Homes 4 the Homeless’ founding advisory board members and provides a lived experience having been a survivor of homelessness on the streets of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District.

Homes 4 the Homeless Partners with Jonathan Parkhurst of Seekhaven Homes
Jonathan Parkhurst

Most research shows that around 1/3 of people who are homeless have problems with alcohol and/or drugs, and around 2/3 of these people have lifetime histories of drug or alcohol use disorders. According to SAMHSA, 38% of homeless people abused alcohol while 26% abused other drugs.

Homelessness is increasingly an aging population, with 23 percent, 324,512 people, over the age of 50, according to the Homelessness Research Institute. Meanwhile 84 percent of the unsheltered self report having some form of health challenge. Mental health affects 78 percent and substance abuse affects 74 percent of those without shelter. Surveys show 50 percent suffer from all three simultaneously.

Every night thousands of Americans are putting their lives at risk by sleeping on the street. No one thinks they will end up homeless and the experience can be traumatic when it does happen. An estimated 552,830 Americans are homeless and needlessly suffering tonight, according to the National Coalition for the Homeless.

“…84 percent of the unsheltered self report having some form of health challenge. Mental health affects 78 percent and substance abuse affects 74 percent of those without shelter. Surveys show 50 percent suffer from all three simultaneously.”

The Homelessness Research Institute