Permanent supportive housing is designed for individuals who wish to maintain their sobriety in a supportive community. Eligible individuals who have successfully completed an alcohol and drug recovery support program must have at least six months of sobriety. Residents in permanent supportive housing enjoy independent living with less structure than transitional housing residents. However, all residents must make a commitment to maintain sobriety and hold themselves accountable to others in the community. In order to gain entrance, current residents must unanimously “vote you in.”
- At present, we have a capacity to house 10 individuals. Since this is permanent supportive housing, not transitional housing, there is no time limit on how long an individual may stay. This program has proven successful in helping individuals maintain long-term sobriety.
- Some units are single occupancy, while other units are shared with one other recovering individual. Each resident in shared units has his own locked bedroom with shared common areas.
- Monthly meetings of residents are held to discuss any concerns as well as offer residents an opportunity to meet for support.
- Graduates enjoy independent living in a community of accountability with other recovery support program graduates.
- All permanent supportive housing residents must abstain from alcohol and drug use, demonstrate self-sustainablity and pay monthly rent.
- Program Expansion: Welcome Home Ministries expanded our capacity to provide permanent supportive housing for recovery support graduates by purchasing an additional house in 2010. Renovation of the house was completed in June of 2011. In 2012, WHM will have a total of 12 beds to provide support for program graduates, an increase of 100% in permanent supportive housing capacity.
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