These housing locations provide permanent supportive housing for 18 year or older, single women who ; have serious and persistent mental health challenges, have previously lived on the streets, or resistant to services. The program uses a “housing first” approach with an emphasis on getting individuals off the streets and into safe housing. Our staff works to build trust and engagement so that the individuals will link to services such as health care, mental health, disability services, etc.
This program is a supported living arrangement (SLA) that provides housing and support services to 51 adults and one family in Phoenixville, PA.
The daily supports includes
-Communication with other treatment team members
-Direction to appropriate community services and/or resources
Qualifying residents must meet the HUD definition of homelessness, have a mental health diagnosis, be willing to use appropriate treatment and services, and be eligible for Section 8 housing
Program consists of 28 Single Room Units, 13-one bedroom apartments, and 7-two bedroom apartments.
Community Residential Rehabilitation provides a community based alternative to institutional care. The program enables adults with serious and persistent mental illness to reside in a supervised, supportive, homelike environment while receiving the training and assistance needed to acquire the daily living skills necessary for independent community living.
The Forensic Half Way House, also known as Matlack, is a residential program funded by HUD (Shelter + Care) and the Chester County Department of Mental Health/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The program provides eight beds for adult males with severe mental illness who are homeless and involved in the Chester County Criminal Justice System.
-Staffed on a 24 hour basis
-Provides assistance with adult daily living skills and coordinates care with case management, treatment and probation services