Permanent Supportive Housing is a Housing First model program which offers services to individuals with a Serious Mental Illness regardless of current sobriety or use of substances, poor credit, or financial history, poor or lack of rental history, criminal conviction or behaviors that indicate a lack of “housing readiness.”
The Permanent Supportive Housing Program provides a support system to empower individuals to move forward from prior challenges and establish stable housing to improve quality of life through a person centered and recovery-oriented approach. Stable housing creates opportunities to access needed medical care, mental health care and substance use treatment on a consistent basis, build and maintain relationships and have security in basic needs.
Individuals who reside in Washington County, and the City of Bristol, Virginia, who meet income guidelines and have a history of Serious Mental Illness can apply for assistance in getting housed in the community. The Permanent Supportive Housing Program focuses on housing individuals who are exiting a State Psychiatric Facility, individuals who are Chronically Homeless or Literally Homeless.
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