Housing Connect

The Housing Connect program is a permanent supportive housing program that is designed to assist Medicaid eligible consumers throughout Wayne County. Housing Connect is a program for individuals with mental illness or mental illness and co-occurring disorders who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or living in a restrictive setting. The goal of Housing Connect is to move individuals to a less restrictive environment and achieve housing stability with support services to maintain their housing.

Our Supportive Housing Program provides the following services

  • helps consumers move towards independence by moving consumers into SIL (semi-independent living) or independent living environments.
  • provides long-term housing with the necessary supportive services to help consumers learn or re-learn life and social skills necessary for maintaining one's independence.
  • provides comprehensive case management services in conjunction with assessments, housing placements, job skills, vocational training, and other supportive services.

Examples of independent living skills include:

Money

  • how to open a bank account
  • how to pay bills
  • how to save money

Cooking

  • how to grocery shop
  • what is healthy
  • how to follow a recipe
  • what pots and pans to use
  • to cook a great meal

Socializing

  • making friends
  • learning new things
  • enjoying your community

Providing people with the Supportive Housing Program and the supportive services they need allows consumers to begin a journey of healing and transformation enabling them to live a meaningful life in a community of their choice while striving to achieve their full potential.

The Lincoln Behavioral Services Supportive Housing Program is designed to assist mentally ill adults living in adult foster care homes to obtain and maintain independent living.

As a part of the housing program, consumers will receive ongoing support services that include:

  • budgeting skills
  • transportation resources
  • cooking skills
  • banking skills
  • socialization skills

These skills are provided to the consumers by the Supportive Housing Team. These services allow consumers to maintain their independence while becoming part of their community.