The Road Home is pleased to report on a new project which enables us to provide targeted substance use and mental health treatment services to individuals experiencing chronic homelessness in our community. The Housing Support and Stability Project (HSSP) was made possible by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and was awarded to us in October. Since then we have been able to fully staff and launch this endeavor.
The goal of the project is to use a Housing First approach to provide clinical services to 90 recently housed chronically homeless individuals, over the next three years. This project adds an additional layer of services to the case management already provided by The Road Home and other partner agencies.
This program allows us to partner with other agencies to offer the vital substance use and mental health treatment to our clients in an innovative way. Volunteers of America, Utah provides a full-time mental health professional for the first year of the grant period and will add another for the second and third years. The Road Home has also been able to add peer support to the array of services available to our clients. Certified Peer Support Specialists utilize their lived experience in recovery to help clients achieve their goals and remain stably housed.
We are excited to be a part of this program and look forward to working with each of our partner agencies to truly help each individual step out of homelessness and back into our community.
Thank you to each of the partner agencies that make this
4th Street Clinic • Department of Workforce Services • Salt Lake County Behavioral Health • Veterans Administration • Housing Authority of Salt Lake City • Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake • Various levels of State and local government officials.