Residential Support Services are designed to
assist individuals who are 18 years of age or older and who have a severe mental
disability, are dually diagnosed as substance abuse/mentally ill, or are
mentally ill and homeless. Residential Support Services are also provided
to families with children who have severe emotional disturbances. The goal
of the service is to assist these individuals in locating and obtaining safe,
decent, and affordable housing in the Columbiana County area.
Housing Assistance Program:
The Housing Assistance Program (HAP) provides temporary transitional rental assistance for up to 30 months for persons who are homeless. Subsidy can be provided for up to 30 months until more permanent housing can be secured by the participant. Assistance to the homeless individuals is also provided for household start-up and furniture and in some circumstances for security deposits, utility payments, and moving where other resources are not available. A loan agreement is secured for any start-up that is provided, and individuals make monthly payments of $10 or more until the loan is paid off.
Bryce W. Kendall Home:
The goal of the
Kendall Home is to provide a stable living environment where support
and treatment services can begin, while the individual is being
assisted in accessing and securing permanent housing.
The Kendall Home is
staffed 24 hours a day, and the level of support provided to persons
in the Kendall Home is dependent on individual needs.
The Bryce W. Kendall Home
provides services to persons with mental health problems who:
Are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. Priority is given to
persons with severe mental illness.
Are homeless and need to acquire skills and access resources to achieve
and maintain independent living.
Are homeless and experiencing a psychiatric crisis which may be
alleviated at the Kendall Home
Apple Grove Homes, Inc.:
Apple Grove Homes is a 30-unit apartment complex for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Preference is given for homeless individuals, but it is not mandatory for admittance.
Each of the Apple Grove buildings has five one-bedroom apartments with a kitchen, bath, and living room/dining room combination.
An on-site community building provides an indoor recreation area, and ample outdoor space is also available for recreational programs. Community support services are provided to individuals by The Counseling Center.
Hand-In-Hand Outreach Program:
Program is an outreach service for individuals who are homeless, who have
severe mental disabilities and are homeless, or who are dually diagnosed as
substance abuse/mentally ill and are homeless, and who are not currently
engaged in individualized mental health services.
The goal of the Hand-In-Hand Outreach Program is to locate and create access to services
for persons in Columbiana County who are homeless and mentally ill.
The Hand-in-Hand Outreach Programs provides the following
Assessment, which is
done in the community at the location of the person who may be in need of
Aggressive Outreach in
working with the individual to link him or her with services needed within
Center or the
Peer Support assistance
is provided by persons who have dealt with the problems of mental illness.
Assistance is provided by mental health professionals and peer supporters,
in building trust, assessing needs, and linking to assistance.
Educational programming to
aid persons in the community in identifying persons who are homeless and
mentally ill; to reduce stigma; and to increase resources for persons who
are homeless and mentally ill.
Networking with other
social service agencies, civic, and church groups to combine resources for
the targeted population.
Develop stable living
environments enabling treatment and supportive services to be provided.
Transitional Youth Housing Program:
Transitional Youth Housing Program assists individuals who suffer from
mental illness who are working towards gaining independent living. The
individuals in this program must be between the ages of 17 and 23. Persons referred to this program will be assisted with
rental subsidy for a period of up to 24 months.
Adult & Youth Mentor Program:
The Adult and Young Adult Mentor Program provide permanent housing for homeless individuals who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness. Permanent rental subsidy based on 30% of the individual’s income is provided in scattered site apartments. Adults referred to this program must be 18 years of age, and youth referred must be between the ages of 18 and 23.
Mentors assigned to individuals in the program provide one on one assistance to help individuals gain independent living skills and work towards goals of employment or self-sufficiency.
Shelter + Care:
This program is a grant from HUD administered by The Public Housing Authority with The Counseling Center as co-recipient. The grant provides permanent supportive housing through section 8 housing vouchers for persons who are homeless and have severe and persistent mental illness with or without a co-occurring substance abuse problem.
The Counseling Center provides supportive services to participants in the program as their responsibility as co-recipient.
Housing is provided in scattered site apartments throughout the County, and individuals pay 30% of their adjusted gross income for rent and utilities as their portion of the total rent. The Housing Authority pays the remainder of the rent on behalf of the participant.