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Supported Housing (Overview)

Supportive housing helps homeless individuals and families who have very low incomes and serious issues such as substance abuse and mental illness by providing them with housing and other social services. Such services may include job training as well as alcohol and drug abuse programs.


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Supported housing what's it like?

Supported housing what's it like?

I don't think so: Your psychiatrist proboably has some concerns about you in your current living situation and wants you to move to a place where you can get additional support. Discuss your concerns with your psychiatrist so she or he can clarify his decision for you. If you still have doubts seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

Supported Housing (Overview)

Supportive housing helps homeless individuals and families who have very low incomes and serious issues such as substance abuse and mental illness by providing them with housing and other social services. Such services may include job training as well as alcohol and drug abuse programs.


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Supported housing what's it like? The projects?

Supported housing what's it like? The projects?

Supportive housing : Is a combination of housing with services that can assist people who have problems like mental health illnesses, drug addiction, alcoholism etc. ...Read more

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Can you live in supported housing because of your mental health?

Can you live in supported housing because of your mental health?

Yes: I have heard of both transitional living programs and supervised living programs. Some are community based with vna going independent living facilities. ...Read more

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Have you a right to be in supported housing because of your mental health problem?

Have you a right to be in supported housing because of your mental health problem?

It depends on: The problem. If the problem is severe enough that you cannot work, you may qualify for subsidized housing. ...Read more

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Does anyone with dementia live in supported housing?

Does anyone with dementia live in supported housing?

Housing for Dementia: In usa, there are all kinds of facilities are available for individuals with dementia. Group homes, assisted living homes, nursing homes & others. Usually, these are funded by county, state or federal funds. People with dementia, gets utmost attention, here in usa. Good many individuals are under my direct supervision, in my state of maryland. ...Read more

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My psychiatrist wants to put me into supported housing to monitor me? Spying?

My psychiatrist  wants to put me into supported housing to monitor me? Spying?

I don't think so: Your psychiatrist proboably has some concerns about you in your current living situation and wants you to move to a place where you can get additional support. Discuss your concerns with your psychiatrist so she or he can clarify his decision for you. If you still have doubts seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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My psychiatrist thinks I have schizophrenia and wants to put me into supported housing to moniter me?

My psychiatrist thinks I have schizophrenia and wants to put me into supported housing to moniter me?

Schizophrenia: I think you should discuss with your psychiatrist the reasons behind his desicion and if you trust you md you should follow his recommendations. If not, you can always ask for a second opinion. ...Read more

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What are the negative health effects of asbestos in housing?

What are the negative health effects of asbestos in housing?

Minimal: Asbestos is a health threat when people inhale or ingest microscopic particles over a long period of time. Since the 1980's buildings have been constructed with asbestos-free materials. For older buildings as long as the asbestos is intact it cannot cause any harm. Materials that might contain asbestos should only be removed by qualified people. ...Read more

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Are there many housing facilities for autistic young adults who work?

Are there many housing facilities for autistic young adults who work?

Depends: Adult resources for those with autism are often hard to find and vary widely depending where you live. They certainly exist and can be invaluable for some individuals, but funding is typically a chronic problem, so they tend to come and go, even where they are well established. ...Read more

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Are assisted living and senior housing the same thing?

Are assisted living and senior housing the same thing?

No: Senior housing is typically for those who are independent and able to manage their own activities of daily living w/o assistance. If they do need assistance, it's provided out of pocket by themselves or family. Assisted living facilities provide care for those who don't need nursing care but also can't/shouldn't remain independent anymore. ALFs can provide assistance w/ADLs incl medication mgmt. ...Read more