Our vision is to create an environment with a sense of permanency, hope, enhanced optimism, confidence and a sense of self.


Welcome to The Haven Foundation website.

One of the most pressing needs in today’s society is to provide accommodation and care for disadvantaged people living with enduring mental illness.

The Haven Foundation exists to meet this need.

The Government recognises the need for long term accommodation and support and has provided funds for building and recurrent staffing. Much more is needed to create a model that enhances peoples' lives both in the current project and for future projects that Haven intends to have throughout Australia.

Our first project has been much assisted by the provision of a 40 year lease of a convent by St Joseph's Parish of South Yarra, Victoria and the Catholic Property Trust. The Haven Foundation has embarked on an important journey of providing social housing and support for people with long term mental illness and it needs strong supporters and sponsors to assist it to replicate the model throughout Australia.

Professor Allan Fels, AO