The Safehouse Model

Participants will be presented with rehabilitation options at multiple points during a visit to Safehouse, beginning with when they arrive and go through a registration process.  A physical and behavioral health assessment will be conducted, and a range of overdose prevention services offered.

From the consumption area, participants will be directed to the medically supervised observation room and offered on-site initiation of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), wound care, and referrals to primary care, social services, legal services, and housing opportunities. Upon arrival, participants may choose to go directly to the observation room to access MAT and other services.

Certified peer specialists, recovery specialists, social workers, and case managers will encourage treatment readiness and facilitate access to medical and social services. As participants leave, additional data will be collected, rehabilitation, medical and social services will be offered again, and naloxone will be distributed.