Monday, December 22nd, 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 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.

Support Services:

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

Vocational Coaching:

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
  •  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).