For more than 36 years,
Network Behavioral Health Residential Programs serve individuals in, the Bronx, Queens, and Long Island more than 350 units. Specialized housing is also available for individuals who require wheelchair accessibility and who also have a mental illness. Programs are funded through the state and city such as The New York State Office of Mental Health and The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
The following housing alternatives are offered:
- Community Residences in Queens and Brooklyn provide 24-hour, 7-day-a-week on-site supervision for people with mental illness and who are able to leave hospital care, but are not yet ready for independent living. Residents receive guidance and support in personal and community living skills and monitoring of their prescribed medications. Individuals are also encouraged to participate in rehabilitation and vocational program activities outside of their residence.
- Community Residences/Single Room Occupancy (CR/SRO) in Queens and Long Island, offer living in (24/7) supervised buildings with on-site staffing where individuals live in their own studio apartments with efficiency kitchens and private bathrooms.
- Supported SRO (SP/SRO) in Brooklyn and the Bronx offers permanent housing living arrangements. On-site case management is offered where individuals live in their own studio apartments with efficiency kitchens and private bathrooms.
- Apartment Treatment Programs in Brooklyn and Queens provide a bridge from supervised residences to more independent living programs. Residents have their own room in a shared apartment. Network staff makes visits to assist residents in developing their living skills and increasing their participation in the community.
- Supported Apartment Programs offer people community living in a shared apartment. Network staff provides living skills training and case management services as needed. Apartments are located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
- Bed & Respite Services offer an innovative and unique supervised face-to-face alternative service to a more traditional emergency room and inpatient care, open to people aged 18 and older who are anticipating or experiencing a mental health crisis. Stays are limited to 7 days per episode/21 days per year.
For more information regarding referrals to Behavioral Health Residential Programs, contact: