Each individual served by the PSCH Mental Health Residential Continuum receives the appropriate level of supervision and services. The housing options offer on-site services and assistance accessing community-based health, mental health, educational, vocational and recreational services.
Community Residences located in Brooklyn and Queens provide 24-hour supervision for 14-50 men and women facing serious mental illness or mental illness and a co-occurring substance abuse disorder.
The Apartment Treatment Program is a community based program that serves 168 mentally ill individuals in Brooklyn and Queens. The goal is to transition each individual from a shared environment to their full capacity of independence in Supported Housing. Each individual is assigned to trained professionals who assist them with their various goals ranging from budgeting, medication, management and symptom management to self-advocacy and skill development.
PSCH’s Supported Housing Program offers single and shared scattered site apartments in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. As the most independent level in the PSCH residential continuum, tenants are visited at least once per month by a case manager. Supported Housing offers support and opportunity to succeed in the community with a rental cost of 30 percent of an individual’s income.
Consumers are expected to shop, cook, clean, travel, keep appointments all on their own. The staff is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide support.
The most prevalent diagnosis we encounter in Supportive housing is Schizophrenia which is more than 50% of our census, Bipolar Disorder and Major Depressive D/O. In addition, a large part of our population has extensive histories with substance abuse. Individuals in this program are considered the most independent as it relates to their level of functioning.
For more information regarding referrals to Mental Health Residential Programs, call the PSCH Mental Health Intake Dept. at 917-563-3347/3348 or email MHIntake@PSCH.org.