Supportive Housing & Mobile Residential Support Team (MRST)
Options operates more than 100 scattered supported housing sites in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Through a combination of affordable housing and specialized care, supportive housing helps people with mental illness lead stable, more independent lives.
Community Residences are licensed by the NYS Office of Mental Health and are transitional in nature. Options has two types of community residences to help people develop more independent living skills: Congregate Treatment and Apartment Treatment.
Housing and Support for People with Mental Illness
Under the auspices of the New York State Office of Mental Health, Options provides a variety of housing opportunities to Nassau and Suffolk County residents who are recovering from mental illness. More than 100 properties, the majority of which are owned by the agency, provide residents with safe, affordable housing and support services.
Referrals are received through County Single Point of Access, SPA (631) 231-3562. Based on ability and need for services, placement may be made in one of three types of housing. When individuals make progress, opportunities for more independent living are explored. Many Options homes are handicapped accessible.
With supervision, residents develop skills to care for themselves; perform cooking and household chores; and access community resources. As appropriate, residents are linked with training programs and employment opportunities. Options offers pre-vocational training in horticulture, craft design and retail through its own greenhouse and thrift shop.
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