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 is a short-term program to help individuals make the transition into independent living.
The Supported Housing Program helps members live independently within six to nine months of starting the program and includes:
Community & Home Based Rehab:
Assisting consumers with developing goals, locating affordable housing, developing a budget, and linkage to outside services as needed.
Providing direct assistance with daily living skills, mentoring, side-by-side support and psychoeducation.
Assisting consumers with skills required to interview for and obtain a job and to provide 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
- Other community service providers
*All referrals must have a completed Supported Housing Application in addition to a recent psychiatric evaluation.
Referrals should be directed to:
The Supported Housing Program serves Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough Counties, and consists of a Program Manager and two transitional housing specialists.
Provided by the Central Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN).