“Housing is a human right. There can be no fairness or justice in a society in which some live in homelessness, or in the shadow of that risk, while others can not even imagine it.”
— Jordan Flaherty
The Supported Living program provides a wide range of services to individuals living in the community. Sometimes Supported Living consumers live with family members, and, therefore, providing supports and working with families is an additional critical component of this program. For people who are homeless SLP can provide more intensive outreach services as needed.
An individualized treatment plan is created for each person in the supported living program, based on his or her personal needs and goals. Services are provided in a variety of settings, including the Cornerstone Montgomery offices, consumer homes, or out in the community – coffee shops, schools, libraries, etc. depending on the person’s needs and preferences.
Cornerstone Montgomery’s Permanent Supportive Housing program has 20 beds in one bedroom condos and 3 bedroom townhouses. The program open to individuals coming out of Residential Rehab programs (RRP) only – clients referred from external RRP programs are encouraged to apply. Clients must have MA and be willing to engage in Supported Living services in order to be eligible for the program. It is permanent housing, so individuals may stay in the housing as long as they want. Tenants sign a lease and pay rent which is approximately 38% of their income.
We aim to have a true separation between the property manager and the support services. The facilities department handles all property management concerns and the various supported living teams provide support services. Which supported living team a tenant works with will depend on the location of the unit. Units are spread out within Bethesda, Rockville, Silver Spring and Olney.
Montgomery County Case Management (MCCM) program provides short-term case management services to Montgomery County residents with a mental health and/or co-occurring disorder. MCCM helps clients apply for benefits/entitlements, health insurance and get linked to resources within and apart from the public mental health system to help clients meet basic needs and/or get longer term supports such as Residential Rehabilitation, Supported Living or clinic. Insurance is not required to obtain services from MCCM and clients can self-refer.
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This is a service that is provided to Housing Unlimited Inc. (HUI) tenants. Housing Unlimited is an organization that provides affordable, independent housing for adults in mental health recovery in Montgomery County. HF handles interpersonal and household issues, such as conflicts, chore division and adherence to the HUI policies. These issues are addressed through having house meetings as requested by the tenants or sometimes HUI enforces meeting mandatory.
Another service available to HUI residents. The HC works with HUI tenants on an individual level and directs them to their existing supports/clinicians. If the tenant does not have supports, the HC works with the tenant to connect and link them to clinic services, PRP services or other resources in the community.