Our Permanent Supportive Housing for the Severely Persistently Mentally Ill houses 8 individuals who have a history of chronic homelessness. Most had been living in places unfit for human habitation, with no safety net to help them access necessary medicine and medical services. All of these individuals are now safely housed, stable, and happy.
Our Permanent Supportive Housing for the Severely Mentally Ill has housed 8 individuals in a stable supportive atmosphere, helping them receive necessary medical services. The mission of our supportive housing is to give individuals who have had a history of chronic homelessness a safe and stable home in which to reach their goals.
According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness, 15% or men and 30% of women booked into jails each year have a severe mental illness. Often times, these people are not receiving the services they need to be successful in life. It also creates an undue burden on police departments and hospital emergency rooms. Our supportive housing takes these individuals off the streets, provides them with a case manager to help them reach goals, and refer them to correct medical treatment. In many cases our residents are able to stabilize themselves, obtain employment and work on their interactions with others to become a successful member of society.
Our residents each have their own apartment, with access to a shared living space, internet, gardening beds, and can even have their own pets to help them in their efforts.