Supportive services been found to promote a greater sense of security and emotional support and stronger social supports through high resident and manager ratings of service coordinators’ ability to increase service awareness, better link older people with needed services, and find solutions to their problems.
Our focus areas include:
This is the most widely used form of services in supportive housing. The Service Coordinator does not provide every service a senior needs but helps broker relationships between the tenant and the service providers. Case management can include new tenant orientation, assistance with accessing child care, community building activities and transportation to help the tenant access services in the community.
Behavioral Health Services
This category of services focuses on assisting a senior in improving their mental health status. Services under this category may include psychosocial assessment, individual or group counseling, support groups and peer mentoring.
Social activities can be a great way to build community within supportive housing. Some activities can be provided by housing and service providers and others can be senior-led. In addition to helping to create a positive milieu within a building, these types of activities help to engage people who might otherwise isolate in themselves.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services
This category of services is designed to assist seniors in addressing their abuse of substances. Services may include relapse prevention and recovery planning, individual or group counseling, harm reduction services and inpatient rehabilitation.
Independent Living Skills
Tenants in supportive housing may need assistance in acquiring or regaining skills that allow them to maximize their independence. This may include assistance with rent payment and budgeting, conflict resolution, training in cooking/meal preparation, training in personal hygiene and self-care, and training in housekeeping and apartment safety.
This category of services helps to ensure that a senior is addressing their physical health needs. This is particularly important as seniors often have serious unaddressed health needs. Services may include routine medical care, medication management and nutrition counseling