Mixed-Use Supportive Housing

Concern’s mixed-use housing programs in Suffolk and New York City provide a mix of studio, one-, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartments.  Persons with disabilities are offered studio and/or one-bedroom apartments with private kitchenette and bath and individualized support services.  One-, two-, and/or three-bedroom apartments are available for low-income individuals and families from the community.  Building amenities include physical fitness centers, computer rooms/libraries, lounges, laundry facilities, outdoor recreational areas and on-site security.

Applications for select housing programs are available here.

Supported Housing

Concern’s Supported Housing programs provide affordable, permanent housing and services for over 350 individuals and 40 families with more than a hundred children. Program participants live in houses or apartments and receive rental assistance, case management and property management services from Concern. Concern’s staff coordinate additional services with other providers and meet with their clients regularly. Concern also operates a hotline for all of its residents, and staff are available in emergencies 24 hours a day. Concern has scattered site supported housing programs for individuals and families throughout Suffolk County, Nassau County and New York City, and specialized programs for the homeless, survivors of trauma, and persons with substance abuse disorders.

Suffolk and Nassau Single Point of Access Applications are available here.

Community Case Management

In addition to housing and housing related services, Concern provides contracted case management services for Long Island veterans with HUD-VASH Vouchers.  This program utilizes a Housing First approach to ensure rapid rehousing and stabilization within the community.  Concern Case Managers provide services be to assist in the expedited placement of HUD-VASH veterans and their families into permanent, supportive housing and to assist them in maintaining their housing and gaining as much independence as possible.  Services are coordinated with other medical, psychiatric, educational, and vocational providers.

Single Site Supportive Housing

Concern operates five New York State Office of Mental Health licensed single site supportive housing programs in Suffolk County and Brooklyn. Residents each have their own studio apartment with a kitchenette, private bathroom and living area. In addition, these buildings offer a variety of community spaces, including computer rooms, lounges, fitness rooms, laundry facilities and dining rooms with commercial kitchens. Staff work with residents to further develop independent living skills through the provision of restorative services, including: medication & symptom management, budgeting, daily living skills training, etc. Residents have leases and participate in a Resident Advisory Council. As in all of Concern’s programs, our focus is on enhancing the wellness of the whole person.

Suffolk County Single Point of Access Application is available here.

Apartment Treatment Residences

In Concern’s Apartment Treatment Program, residents live with one or two other individuals in a community setting where they are visited by staff 3-4 times per week. This program serves 30 individuals in 9 scattered sites in Suffolk County. Staff work with their clients on setting and attaining rehabilitative goals. Daily living skills training, case management, and crisis intervention are provided according to client needs. This program offers a greater degree of independence than the Supervised Community Residences while providing residents with supportive services they need to prepare for more permanent, independent housing in the future.

Suffolk County Single Point of Access Application is available here.

Community Residences

Concern operates 38 units of transitional, NYS Office of Mental Health licensed community residence housing, in 4 sites in Suffolk County. Concern’s Supervised Residences provide housing and support services for up to 12 individuals at each site. The residences are staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Services include training in cooking, cleaning, shopping, medication management, personal hygiene, money management, linkages with vocational and/or educational programs, and other essential living skills. Staff also provide case management and crisis intervention services, as needed.

Suffolk County Single Point of Access Application is available here.

Enriched Crisis Respite Program

The Enriched Crisis Respite Program is designed to assist persons who are experiencing crisis to either avoid a hospital stay or to transition more quickly out of an inpatient setting through the provision of intensive supports over a time-limited period of 28 days. This program provides a safe, supportive home-like environment where individuals can receive services from staff who are present on site 24 hours per day.  Services include crisis intervention, daily support groups, life skills training, medication assistance, supportive counseling, referrals and linkages to services, training in wellness principles, meals, and safe, comfortable living spaces.  Many of our staff have lived experience of mental health issues and are able to provide unique supports.  Staff work with participants and other providers to assess strengths and challenges so that interventions that are offered can support the participant to mitigate their current crisis as well as build skills to avoid future crises.  This program is located in Concern’s 50-unit CR-SRO in E. Patchogue, NY.

Additional information available here.

Provider Referral Form available here.

Mobile Residential Support Team Services

The Mobile Residential Support Team functions to provide extra support to persons in central and eastern Suffolk County who currently reside in supported housing programs or are transitioning into these programs from a higher level of care, and who require additional supports for a period of time in order to be successful in living independently.   The teams consist of a Substance Abuse Specialist, a Nurse, Wellness Specialists, and Counselors.  This program employs persons with lived experience of mental health issues who bring their own unique ability to provide assistance and support.  The MRST staff seek to assist persons who are at risk of not being able to maintain themselves independently in the community as evidenced by a high frequency of hospitalizations or ER visits, eviction proceedings, frequent crises, etc.  Services can also be utilized to support persons who are returning to their supported housing setting following a hospitalization.  Staff will work collaboratively with the supported housing provider and clinical providers to help coordinate care and a support plan.  Staff are available seven days per week and crisis intervention services can be provided through an on-call system around the clock.

Additional information available here.

Provider and Consumer Self-Referral Forms are available here.