Programs for adults with psychiatric disabilities
Supported Housing Program
Outreach services based at ShelterCare's Center for Programs and Services to provide integrated services to individuals and families with psychiatric disabilities living in housing owned or managed by ShelterCare as well as in apartments in the community.
Supported Housing within the greater community:
- encourages independence
- supports an increase in living skills
- promotes a satisfying quality of life for program participants
- speeds and supports recovery
These supports reduce the frequency and duration of hospitalizations caused by a return of symptoms. The typical resident of the supported housing program benefits from:
- prompts to take medications
- instruction in money management skills
- skills training for daily living activities like housekeeping and shopping
- individual and group therapy
- assistance and advocacy with community service providers
- mental health care coordination
Residents live independently, but program staff are available for support. Most important for residents is the reliable and consistent support and encouragement they receive from staff.
Supported Housing Programs are located at the following places:
- Hawthorn Apartments
- Signpost Apartments
- Family Housing Program
- Brethren and Afiya Apartments
- Shankle Program
- Scattered site apartments in the community
Secure Residential Treatment Facility
Provides varying levels of support and housing needed during a mental health crisis. ShelterCare's intensive care program plays a critical role in the system of care for adults with severe psychiatric disabilities in Lane County.
Offers a home like residential setting for 12 adults with severe persistent mental illness.