For more information contact residential services at 440.204.4339
Adult Group Homes
Eligible are those that are suffering from a severe and persistent mental illness and meet the protective level of care as defined by the Department of Health. The average length of stay is one to two years.
Lakeview Supportive Services
- 24/7 support to residents of the program
- Health and medication monitoring and support, up to three times a day
- On-site nursing support
- Transportation/escort round trips for medical and health related needs
- Advocacy in obtaining quality care
- Regular socialization and recreational activities
- Referrals are made by the Community Support Team. Eligible those that meet Lorain Metropolitan Housing guidelines for permanent housing and would benefit from Permanent Supportive Housing.
Men's Gateway Residence
Shelter Plus Care
Shelter Plus Care has three program goals: 1. Increase housing stability; 2. Increase skills (education/training) and/or income; and 3. Obtain greater self-sufficiency.
Women's MICA House
Referral is made by the Community Support Team.
Housing Assistance Program
If your plan is to get a job, then you must be active in your job search. You will need to apply for jobs, go on interviews, and demonstrate an attempt to work. If you get a job, but lose it, you can be placed on HAP again. Also, you would not lose your HAP funds until you had worked for 3 months at an income level that would end your HAP assistance.
If your plan is to get Social Security Benefits, then you must apply and, if necessary, appeal. However, if you are continuously denied, you need to develop another plan to move toward independence. Agency staff are available to assist with planning.
If your plan is for Section 8, then you are expected to apply for Section 8, submit all required paperwork, and keep all appointments. You must use the Voucher once it becomes available. If you do not do these things, your HAP will most likely end. Exceptions will be considered if you are in the hospital or when other extreme circumstances apply.
In order to keep your HAP Subsidy, you must also agree to have inspections of your property. This is to ensure that the housing is safe, decent, and affordable.
These inspections will only happen prior to your moving into an apartment and once a year after the first inspection unless there are problems with your place. You will be notified by mail of the time and date of inspection. If there are problems, your Landlord will be given an additional 30 days to repair them and then an Inspector will come back to make sure the repairs have been completed. If the Landlord does not complete the repairs, then you can use your HAP to pay for rent at another place. HAP can be transferred to another site as long as the HAP Administrator is notified. She should also be notified when there is a change in your income.
It is important to remember that HAP is considered temporary assistance to obtain housing that will, hopefully, be permanent.
STEPDOWN – Adult Group Home
TOLEDO – Adult Group Home