Supported Housing Residential Programs at CHS

Supported Housing provides support for people with serious mental illness who are living independently in the community. Staff work one-on-one with participants to develop a personalized service plan to provide the support a person needs to maintain independent living. Areas of support include medication management, therapeutic services, social interaction, service coordination and linkages, assistance maintaining a healthy and safe home environment, transportation, meal preparation and nutrition education. Staff are available Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and 24 hours a day on call.

The Supported Housing program also sponsors social and community activities for all of the CHS Residential Programs and the community to promote social interaction and community integration. Among these is the Wednesday Night Social, a community meal for members of the residential program and the community. Pictured here are residential program staff serving dinner and dessert at the Social. 

Our Goals: 
The CHS Supported Housing Residential Program aims to provide participants with support and opportunities so that they can live successfully in the community with a sense of stability and permanence. We assist participants in living at the highest level of independence possible.
Who We Serve: 
Supported Housing serves adults with serious mental illness ages 18 and up who are in mental health treatment and live within 10 miles of 374 Lawn Street.
Impact: 
People with serious mental illness live quality lives at their highest level of independence. The community is enhanced by the inclusion of these unique individuals. Staff support is kept to the minimum amount needed for the highest quality and independence.
History: 
In the 1980s CHS expanded its residential program to include partially staffed apartments on Lawn, Atwood, and Semple streets as well as McKee Place. In the late 1990s, these apartments were converted to Supported Housing, which enabled people to stay in their apartments permanently with a higher level of independence while tailoring the services to their needs. People can receive Supported Housing services within their own home anywhere in the Eastern Pittsburgh area.
Who We Partner With: 
The 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: 
To apply, please contact our intake team at 412.246.1640 for more information.
For More Information Please Contact: 

CHS Health Programs
2525 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412.246.1602

Service Area: 
Mental Health Residential Programs