Mission and Vision

SEM Haven’s History and Future 

We are SEM Haven, a non-profit ministry providing nursing and residential care for older adults of varying economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in Milford, Loveland, and the greater Cincinnati area. It is our goal to preserve and promote human dignity, self-determination, individual freedom, and accustomed lifestyle.   

The SEM Haven Legacy 

SEM stands for Southeastern Ecumenical Ministry, and we were formed as a non-profit in 1967 by leaders from area churches who were concerned with community development, justice, and human needs. SEM Haven opened in 1980 to provide housing for 99 area seniors.

Growth and Expansion 

In 1989 we expanded to include 25 assisted living residents in our family. Our largest addition took place in 1996 resulting in a wonderful gathering room, therapy room, and reception areas. In 2007 we made further renovations that included dedicated “households” for short-term rehab and memory care. In 2011 we expanded assisted living to include Hickory Cottage for those living with memory impairment. In 2018 we completed another construction project to improve our Rehab Center and Memory Care household in nursing.

Our Mission 

Our Commitment to Seniors  

Since our founding, it has been our goal to provide a community that breathes life into our senior citizens and fills their lives with hope. We offer care, comfort, and a life of fascination for our residents and we are proud to be a place where our elders feel they are part of a family.

Our Campus Communities 

Our campus has four family-oriented communities in a peaceful wooded setting along the banks of the Little Miami River.  

  • SEM Laurels provides retirement living in affordable apartments for individuals 62 and over;  
  • SEM Terrace offers congregate living in a garden setting; residents go to a central dining room for all three meals. 
  • SEM Villa is a rent-subsidized congregate living community that has been renovated from the original Jesuit Novitiate resulting in a charming home with a lot of character. 
  • SEM Haven provides Assisted Living, Short-term Rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, and Long-term Care.  

In addition to these four on-campus offerings, we also have SEM Manor, rent-subsidized one-bedroom apartments located in Anderson Township for seniors who want to be close to shops and restaurants.   

We are Eden Registry members, meaning we work to dispel loneliness, helplessness, and boredom. Learn more here!

SEM Haven’s Vision 

Our vision for SEM Haven is to be a home where companionship and caring relationships thrive through empowerment and personal choice. That is why we set our residents up for rich and engaging lives with a resident-run garden on campus, and designated areas with cats and dogs.

We promise you that the SEM Haven difference is one your elder, or yourself, will notice. We believe it is our duty to provide the best care and companionship available to senior citizens at assisted living facilities in Milford, Loveland, and the greater Cincinnati area.

Discover the SEM Haven difference. Click here to learn more!