Supported Housing/Living Program

Supported Housing/Living Program

Supported Housing/Living Program assists over 75 individuals with serious mental illness or co-occurring substance abuse issues to live independently in the community.  Services include obtaining affordable housing, developing readiness for work or volunteer activities, vocational job and coaching, and helping to strengthen daily living skills.  Services are provided in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties.

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.

Download a Supported Housing Application

Contact Information

14041 Icot Blvd
Clearwater FL 33760
P: 727.479.1803
F: 727.450.7271

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A guided step toward independent living

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

Community & Home Based Rehab

Community and 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, 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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Are 18 years and older.
  • Have been appropriately diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness by a psychiatrist within one-year from applying.
  • Able to function independently with little supervision.
  • Are able to self-medicate.
  • Currently receiving mental health services.
  • Have some form of income.
  • Resident of Pasco, Pinellas or Hillsborough County.

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