Transitional Supported Housing
Options has developed and operates 17 units of Transitional Supported Housing through three apartments designated for those with mental health issues, addictions, and chronic homelessness. People who are recovering from challenges such as mental health issues or addiction often have periods of time where they can benefit from additional support to maintain their housing and maintain their recovery in the community. Options Transitional Supported Housing program provides on-site mental health and addictions services and supports in addition to education on apartment maintenance and assistance with finding permanent safe and affordable housing.
Freedom House I and Freedom House II are transitional homes with “supported housing” services for women in recovery from substance abuse addiction and their children. Services for women include recovery support, conflict resolution and problem solving assistance, linkage with community resources, and employment assistance. Residents learn to be self-supporting, and often re-gain custody of children, and learn to live independently. In addition, residents develop supporting relationships with peers and other community members that facilitate long-term abstinence from alcohol and drugs. While many of the women referred to this program are from state and local correctional facilities, referrals are accepted from all sources. This highly successful program partners with various other service agencies, including the State Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Social Security Administration, Senior & Disabled Services, Department of Human Services, the Job Council, the Employment Department, Rogue Community College in addition to numerous employers to find suitable employment opportunities in the community.
Individual outcomes include clean and sober living, avoidance of relapse, obtaining stable, permanent housing, re-uniting with family and children, employment and progress towards achieving education goals.