Supportive Housing Services
Clients served by Supportive Housing are able to live independently in the community while receiving the supportive assistance they need through regular in-home visits. Supportive Housing is a voluntary program funded by Lebanon County MH/ID/ES. Each client maintains an MH/ID/EI case manager while WellSpan Philhaven staff provide support and the needed training in daily living skills.
Who provides the services?
The program is administered by a master's level clinician. Typically, male clients are seen by a male
counselor and female clients are visited by a female counselor.
What services are offered?
Supported Housing provides assistance with a variety of daily living skills including:
- nutrition/meal planning/cooking
- shopping skills
- medication management
- leisure time use
- community participation
- risk management/safety
- wellness management
In addition, staff assists with assessment of housing needs, procurement of housing and household goods, home maintenance skills, landlord/tenant negotiations and other issues related to maintaining independent living.
Who Can Participate?
To qualify for WellSpan Philhaven’s Supported Housing program, the following criteria must apply. Participants must:
- be a resident of Lebanon County
- have a serious and persistent mental illness
- live independently or be actively seeking an independent living arrangement
- desire assistance and be able to benefit from instruction in daily living skills
- be approved by Lebanon County MH/ID/EI
Frequently Asked Questions
How are costs covered?
The program is free of charge. Fees are covered by the Lebanon County Office of MH/ID/EI.
How can I make a referral?
For general information or referrals to the program, contact the intake worker at Lebanon County MH/ID/EI. Potential clients who already have an MH/ID/IE case manager may contact MH/ID/EI directly.