Housing and Supportive Services provides a continuum of housing resources for individuals living with serious mental illness who are experiencing homelessness.
Adult Residential Care Facility
An adult residential care facility, (sometimes called a "board and care" home), is licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services, Community Care and Licensing. These facilities provide care and supervision to adults, ages 18 to 59, who have a mental illness. All residential care facilities are privately owned and operated businesses, and are not maintained or regulated by the County of Orange. Admission to a facility is at the discretion of the operator and manager of each facility. Some of the residential care facilities provide services for individuals living with a serious mental illness. These residential care facilities provide residents with assistance and monitoring in taking medication, scheduling treatment appointments, transportation, and performing daily living skills, such as grooming and hygiene. Adult Mental Health Outpatient Services can assist individuals to locate vacancies and access residential care homes.
Residential Rehabilitation is a licensed adult residential care facility that provides individuals with basic board and care services, plus extra staff, supervision and funding via County contract. It is a step down from a long term care facility and a step above a basic board and care. The focus is to improve the individual's life skills and prepare them to live independently in order to transition to a lower level of care. These facilities are specifically designed to provide services to adults living with a serious mental illness.
Short Term Housing
Short-Term Housing is an emergency shelter bed for adults who are experiencing homelessness and are living with a serious mental illness. The goal is for the individual to move into transitional or permanent housing within 120 days.
Bridge Housing provides interim housing and intensive housing coordination and navigation to adults who are experiencing homelessness and are living with a serious mental illness. The goal is to assist the individual in locating permanent, stable housing.
The Bridge Housing and Short Term Housing programs are available to AOABH clients. For more information contact Housing and Supportive Services 714-796-0200.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Continuum of Care (CoC) is a permanent supportive housing program that provides rental assistance to low income chronically homeless individuals with specific disabilities. CoC is funded through a Federal grant program administered by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in conjunction with the Orange County Housing Authority.
MHSA Housing is a permanent supportive housing for individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and are living with a serious mental illness. Each MHSA housing project offers onsite supportive services that are customized and comprehensive and support housing stability and community integration. Currently there are 13 MHSA housing projects in Orange County.
For more information contact Housing and Supportive Services 714-796-0200
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