Supportive Housing

Through a combination of affordable housing and specialized care, supportive housing helps people with mental illness lead stable, more independent lives. Case managers provide tenants with support and encouragement to help them manage everyday responsibilities.  A focus on individual healthcare, medication management, and personal wellbeing helps to prevent costly trips to emergency rooms and hospitals.  Supportive housing transforms lives.

Options operates more than 100 scattered supported housing sites in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Case managers work with participants on their individual goals, such as attending school, saving money, using public transportation or working. All are encouraged to be active and maintain regular schedules.

Services are available as needed and each participant receives at least one visit weekly.

On-call support for access to crisis intervention and emergency mental health services is available 24 hours daily.  Residents pay about one third of their income towards rent.

MRST Services

Options Mobil Residential Support Team (MRST) provides an enhanced level of support for individuals in New York State Office of Mental Health scattered site supportive housing.  The support team will consult with the tenant, his/her treatment team and the Health Home to develop an individualized support plan. An Options team member is available 7 days a week to provide in-home support services to help residents progress towards personal recovery.  After six months of service, resident progress is formally evaluated to determine the need for continued service or lessened support. Options MRST can serve adults in supported housing located in Western Suffolk County situated west of Route 111.

Services include:

  • Wellness Services
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Medication Management
  • Supportive Counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Skill development
  • Person-Centered vocational services
  • Psycho-educational groups and workshops
  • Referrals and linkages to other resources such as substance-abuse services, medical services, etc.

For more information call:
(631) 361-9020 x1182

Click here to access the SPA Housing Application