Transitional Living for the Chronic Mentally Ill

Transitional Living for the Chronic Mentally Ill

United States
Budget: 
Less than $1,000
Project Summary
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To provide a transitional living space for the chronically mentally ill which includes medication monitoring, linkage to community supports, transportation, job/volunteer placement to prevent ricidivism rates in inpatient hospitalization programs and to encourage independent living. 

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To support the individuals living with a mental illness who have fallen through the cracks. The individuals who are not functioning enough to maintain employment and live independently, those who may or may not qualify for disability, those who face barriers to obtaining healthcare and medications necessary. Individuals who are stuck in the revolving door of being in crisis, to being stabilized inpatient, and eventual deterioration due to lack of support once discharged. To provide safe living quarters,employ staff for crisis intervention and to monitor medication and after care compliance, work with other community agencies to link participants to support groups, substance abuse treatment, adult education, vocational rehab, financial counseling, job training, etc. to link to volunteer and employment opportunities.

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Less than $50

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Less than a year

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