Enhanced Supported Housing Residential Services at CHS

Enhanced Supported Housing provides a permanent home in four, two-bedroom apartments for people living with serious mental illness. Residents receive support including: medication management, therapeutic services, social interaction, support in maintaining a safe and healthy home, transportation, nutrition education, and service coordination. Residents maintain their own apartments with staff support. The Enhanced Supported Housing residents socialize with the other CHS residents and neighbors to ensure they are integrated members of their community.

Our Goals: 
The CHS Enhanced Supported Housing Residential Program provides participants with support and opportunities so that they can live successfully in the community with a sense of stability and permanence.
Who We Serve: 
Adults with serious mental illness who are in mental health treatment who cannot live fully independently in the community but can live in an apartment setting with support. Residents must be eligible for Section 8 housing.
Impact: 
People who come from more restricted living environments find a home in the community and live full lives as vibrant community members.
History: 
With the closing of Mayview State Hospital in 2008, the Allegheny County Office of Behavioral Health/Intellectual Disabilities was looking for more permanent residential programs with 24-hour staff to support people who needed greater levels of support in the community. CHS converted four apartments in Oakland to 24-hour staffed Supported Housing to help meet the need.
Who We Partner With: 
Allegheny County Office of Behavioral Health/Intellectual Disabilities, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Mercy Behavioral Health, Milestone Centers Inc., Mon Yough Community Services.
How to Apply: 
Service coordinators needs to submit a referral to Allegheny County’s Office of Behavioral Health/Intellectual Disabilities and request Atwood 24-hour Supported Housing. If you do not have a service coordinator, we can help you obtain one.
For More Information Please Contact: 

Enhanced Supported Housing
414 Atwood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412.246.1681
412.687.1345 fax

Service Area: 
Mental Health Residential Programs