Supported Housing & Employment
Supported Employment helps people with mental illnesses find and keep meaningful jobs in the community.
When people feel good about having a job, they often see themselves in a more positive way. Work gives people structure and routines. Having an income gives them more choices about what to buy and where to live.
- Supported Employment programs help anyone who wants to work
- Employment specialists closely coordinate with other rehabilitation and clinical treatment practitioners, creating a comprehensive treatment program
- Employment specialists help people find jobs in the open labor market that pay at least minimum wage and that anyone could have, regardless of their disability status.
- Employment specialists help people understand how benefits (such as Social Security or Medicaid) are affected by working. Most people are able to work and continue to receive some benefits
- Employment specialists help people look for jobs soon after they enter the program
- Once a job is found, employment specialists provide ongoing support, as needed.
- Choices about work are based on a person’s preferences, strengths, and experiences.
- Helps you find an affordable apartment where you want to live.
- Helps you move into your own apartment.
- Helps you keep housing by: – Supporting your goals. – Helping you build skills for success. – Connecting you to community resources related to your goals.
- Provides access to specialized support staff.
- Is an optional service: you choose to participate.
Supported Housing provides you with housing choice; You choose your own neighborhood and the apartment you’d like to live in based on availability.
Supported Housing works with you to identify barriers preventing you from living independently or with supports to help you build skills that assist you to maintain your housing.
Supported Housing staff help you learn more about and participate in your community, whether it’s activities, employment, worship – you decide! You will have access to staff who can help problem solve and provide supports for success.
The Supported Housing service recognizes that setbacks happen and we will support you through them if and when they occur. Participation is not linked to clinical treatment, sobriety, or abstinence.
Interested individuals should contact a supported housing or supported employment specialist at Passages.
See how Passages can support you.
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