Housing Options offers two distinct programs: Residential and Non-Residential. Both offer the professional services provided by the Housing Options service team, but only clients of the Residential Program receive affordable, permanent housing in agency owned or leased apartments. More than 80 percent of residents have been in the program for at least two years, and more than 20 percent have been in program for at least ten years.
The Supportive Housing Program provides a safe, dignified alternative to homelessness and unnecessary institutionalization by offering residents permanent living arrangements in agency owned or leased apartments coupled with supportive services.
All Housing Options residents have low incomes and many were homeless before entering the program. Residents participate in a wide range of activities: approximately 30 percent hold full- or part-time jobs; others volunteer for community organizations, participate in the arts, take classes at local colleges and universities, or attend therapeutic day programs.
In 2006, Housing Options began serving individuals who live independently in the community. The Non-Residential Program provides ongoing social work, psychiatric, mental health, rehabilitation, and case management services as well as supported employment services, life skills training, and recreational and socialization activities to people recovering from mental illnesses.
Housing Options provides affordable housing and support services to adults recovering from mental illnesses. The agency operates all programs in keeping with its core values:
To qualify for a Housing Options program, applicants must: