Good Shepherd Villas
The Good Shepherd Villas (GSV) provides 14 beds of Safe Haven housing for individuals who are homeless and suffering from persistent and severe mental illness.
The program includes eight one-bedroom apartments in four duplex buildings, along with two stand-alone units used as common areas and staff offices.
Safe Haven is a 24-hour/7 days-a-week community-based early recovery model of supportive housing that serves hard to reach, hard to engage individuals who are homeless with severe mental illness.
GSV offers a low demand setting where persons who are severely men-tally ill can initiate the slow process of stabilization and recovery from pro-longed periods on the streets.
The integration of secure, stable housing with comprehensive social services including case management, benefit assistance, and transportation to and from health services appointments is critical in meeting the needs of the individuals who reside at GSV.
Individuals are housed in pairs and share a kitchen and bathroom but have their own enclosed sleeping area for privacy. A picnic and garden area create a serene space for rest, meditation and additional interaction.
|CRITERIA||Clients must be chronically homeless; have severe mental illness; meet a threshold level on the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living scale; not actively abusing drugs or alcohol; functional ability to participate in development of and work toward their Transition plan.
Residents pay 30% of adjusted gross income as part of their client contribution.