HOUSING WITH SUPPORT SERVICES
Martin House offers supportive single room occupancy housing with 24 hour support on site to 54 adult men and women. The program is designed to support the recovery of people with mental illness and addictions. Housing with support services provided in the same site offer the best outcome for success.
Each resident has their own furnished room. Those who are homeless have a history of mental illness, addiction, or low income are eligible for services. The program offers room and board for a designated program fee. Residents are asked to maintain a clean and sober lifestyle. Staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Special services provided by staff include crisis intervention and case management. Length of stay is open ended. Three meals per day are provided cafeteria style. Residents may have a microwave, coffee pot and small refrigerator in their room. Residents are encouraged to work, obtain further education, or volunteer on a regular basis.
This program provides assistance with daily living skills to Martin House residents who benefit from intensive staff support. Recovery Specialists work closely with residents multiple times per day following an individual recovery plan developed by the resident’s provider network and the resident. The goal of RFL residents is to increase self-sufficiency that allows them to move to a less intensive level of support within Martin House or other housing outside of Martin House. Recreation, education, financial literacy, maintaining their personal hygiene and private living area are examples of some of the supports offered in RFL. Length of stay may range from six months to four years based on resident readiness to succeed in a less intensive housing support.
RECOVERY FOR LIFE
Transitions offers an opportunity to residents in the RFL Program to successfully practice greater independence without having to move to another facility.
With this intensive support, the Transitional Support Specialist can ensure necessary linkages are in place for continued recovery. Supports include assistance with transportation to and from doctors’ appointments, coordination with family or service providers regarding entitlements, employment, education, financial literacy to name a few. The goal is to provide support for six months to one year based on resident readiness to succeed in a less intensive housing support.
This program requires that residents be independent in all aspects of daily living skills and self-care. Many residents have community providers for case management, clinical treatment if needed, employment services, and medical treatment. There is an expectation that each resident be involved in some area of personal or professional growth that will prepare them to obtain their own apartment. Length of stay is variable and based on both interest and readiness on the part of the resident to obtain their own apartment. The average length of stay is 4-5 years.