Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Supported Housing

A guided step toward independent living

The Supported Housing Program assists individuals who are diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness make the transition to independent living.

The program helps to find affordable independent housing and provides members with the tools they require to be successful community members.

The Supported Housing Program helps members live independently within six to nine months of starting the program and includes: 
 

Community & Home Based Rehab:

Assisting members with developing goals, linkage to outside services, and psycho-education.  

Support Services: 

Providing direct assistance with daily living skills, side-by-side individual support, and mentoring.

Vocational Coaching:

Assisting members with skills required to interview for and obtain a job, and provides support once employment is obtained.

Eligible candidates for the program are those who:
  • Are 18 years and older
  •  Have been appropriately diagnosed by a psychiatrist within one-year from applying
  •  Desire to live independently
  •  Function with little supervision
  •  Are able to self-medicate
Referrals* come from:
  • Residential treatment facilities
  •  Psychiatric units
  •  Jails
  • Other community service providers

*All referrals must have a completed Supported Housing Application in addition to a recent psychiatric evaluation.

Contact:

Referrals should be directed to:

Phone: 727.479.1800
Fax: 727.450.7271
The Supported Housing Program serves Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough Counties, and consists of a Program Manager and two transitional housing specialists.

Funding:

Provided by the Central Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN).