OHEL Opens New Supported Living Apartments with Great Success
To accommodate the growing needs of the community, OHEL recently opened new apartments in Brooklyn for individuals with a mental illness.
All of these residents came from more supervised, government housing programs, which were based on a transitional housing model. The expected stay in these programs is 18-24 months, after which they graduate to permanent housing, which is what OHEL provides along with comprehensive therapeutic services as part of the personal recovery process.
Supported housing is a type of permanent housing model, which helps residents further integrate into the community, and engage in both wellness and recovery. This process all starts with OHELâ€™s stable and affordable housing program, as people do not want to move each time they make progress in their rehabilitation. In recognition of these needs, OHELâ€™s New Supported Housing Program increased permanent housing opportunities for people with mental illness.
The men and women who made the move to these beautiful new apartments were very pleased with the transition, and after just a few weeks, they already love their new neighborhood and lifestyle.
Marc Katz, the director of OHEL Access, said â€śOverall, these moments motivate us to further enhance and expedite the everyday growth of our new housing program.â€ť