The safety of the community’s most vulnerable members is a top priority of the NOM-TLCBD. Safe Havens is a program founded by the CBD and various partner organizations that establishes numerous Safe Haven sites where a person in distress can seek help. These sites are marked by a bright green sign and allow the distressed individual 15 minutes of shelter and a phone call, courtesy of the helpful individual that owns the Safe Haven site. Currently there are 54 Safe Havens and over 60 documented uses of the Safe Haven sites in total.
Surprisingly, 65% of these incidents were of a non-violent nature, such as seniors experiencing momentary weakness and needing to sit down, lost children needing to call home, people with mental health emergencies and medical assistance calls – proving the broad safety benefits that such sites can provide for Tenderloin residents.