Our Programs in New York
In New York City alone we have 256 units of housing throughout seven different locations for this population. We also provide over 290 scatter site units for people living with mental illness and 134 units of mixed use supportive housing with services available 24/7.
All supportive housing for people with mental health issues are mixed use. This means that within the same building, people without substance abuse or some degree of personality disorder coexist with those that do.
Services we provide include symptom and illness management, social skills training, vocational skills development, education and employment support, crisis management, as well as resources for greater health and wellness. Our staff identifies service strategies that incorporate each individual’s strengths, abilities, needs and preference into the service design. This is all designed to ensure safety, recovery, and wellness for those in our care.
For more information, call (212) 316-8288
Community Support Services
Community Support Services are offered at a number of VOA-GNY shelters throughout New York City. They are designed to serve homeless people living with mental illness and to assist them in obtaining permanent housing.
For information, call (212) 369-8900
We also operate a 17-bed halfway house that has been in operation since 1991 and is licensed and funded by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). It provides a safe and sober environment to help homeless men recover from substance dependence or abuse. Many residents have co-occurring mental health disorders; some also have ongoing legal issues with histories of multiple arrests and convictions.
This presents a challenge when residents apply for employment or housing within the community. The case management staff provides residents with comprehensive services designed to assist them in achieving lasting sobriety, independent living, and employment.
The residence accepts referrals from substance abuse rehabilitation treatment centers within Westchester County. Each resident should be eligible for public assistance and prepared to engage in residential treatment services.Residents are expected to have obtained at least thirty days of sobriety from alcohol and all illegal substances prior to their admission.