Permanent Supportive Housing
Our Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) provides long-term housing with ongoing case management for clients leaving the streets/shelters and not yet able to be fully independent. Permanent supportive housing is a proven solution to homelessness for the most vulnerable, chronically-homeless people– pairing housing with case management and supportive services. The PSH model is evidence-based and has proven the cost/benefit of providing housing and reducing the negative consequences of drug/alcohol use.
Unlike other systems, this model promotes housing first rather than requiring that clients solve their problems with substance abuse, mental illness, and poverty while they are still homeless. The primary goal of PSH case management is to ensure clients remain housed and do not return to homelessness. Other goals include increasing income, developing self-care skills in the areas of mental and physical health, developing positive relationships, and becoming an active and contributing member of a community.