Mental Health - Housing Services

Intensive support and rehabilitation training is provided for those consumers who need assistance in obtaining and maintaining community housing. Consumers live in apartments and homes throughout the area. Some individuals reside in The Dean Maberry Center, formerly called the Phoenix Apartments. In collaboration with Waco Housing Authority, MHMR jointly facilitates operation of 23 HUD apartments.

The Center has additional specialized housing programs. These include the Program for the Transition from Homelessness (PATH) program, and the Shelter Plus Care program. In the PATH program, clinicians provide active outreach and support services designed to assist any homeless individual transition into traditional community supports and services to assist them in moving from homelessness. These individuals are often the most treatment resistant who require a special intervention to help them make the transition from homelessness.

The Shelter Plus Care program is a partnership with the City of Waco to provide housing vouchers to mentally ill individuals who are willing to receive specialized services from MHMR caseworkers. The program is funded through a grant with HUD. These programs combined with our Safe Haven Transitional Housing program offer a continuum of care to the homeless population with mental health issues.

The Center has recently added a Tenant Based Rental Assistance program (TBRA) that provides housing vouchers and supportive services for individuals in need of adequate housing who are currently consumers of the Center.

In addition to these specialized programs, caseworkers routinely provide supported housing supports to assist consumers in living independently in the community.



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