Heartland Health Outreach’s residential housing programs, Antonia Permanent Housing and Safe Haven and Pathways Home, serve people experiencing homelessness who are struggling with co-occurring mental illness and substance use issues.
On-site staff support is provided for 90 single-room-occupancy units. Forty-six units are staffed 24 hours a day, and 44 units are staffed 12-14 hours a day.
Located in Uptown, the programs offer residents a safe environment where they can receive supportive services, build skills and plan their path to recovery.
Our approach is based on the philosophy of harm reduction, helping participants to identify and decrease their high-risk behaviors and increase healthy behaviors. Abstinence from alcohol and other drugs is not required in order to be eligible for housing and services.
The outcomes for residential services confirm their effectiveness: 97 percent of residents adhere to their psychiatric medications and 100 percent of those recently discharged remained housed 60 days later.