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Housing Programs

Supportive Independent Housing Program

 

What is MBI's Supportive Housing Program?

MBI Supportive Independent Housing Program (SIL) is designed to support MBI consumers who already have housing and are having issues with their current housing.

What Should I expect?

  • Meet with MBI/SIL consumers for home visit
  • Ensure that the home is in compliance with MBI housing standards
  • Act as another resource between the consumer with MBI Services
  • Share information with  the CSW’s and Program Administration to ensure that the consumer is receiving the best level of care and services
  • Assist with training and skill building (ADL) skills with consumer
  • Advocate on behalf of the consumer (when appropriate) to ensure that their needs are being met.
  • Re-evaluate and revise the housing plan with the Treatment team on a regular basis to meet the consumer’s new goals and/ changing needs

Am I Eligible?

All of MBI consumers that are currently living in a residential property in Washington, DC

 How Do I Enroll?

To receive an initial evaluation, contact your CSW

The advantage of this program is our consumer will have an additional individual who will work with the treatment team on a permanent housing solution.


For additional information and Inquiries please contact:


Billie Pinson /SIL Program Liaison

202-639-9762 or

wpinson@mbihs.com

 

 

Permanent Supportive Housing Program (PSH)

 

Who is MBI Health Services LLC.?

 

MBI Health Services, LLC is a certified behavioral health agency servicing the D.C. Metropolitan Area. We provide a wide range of services and programs for both adults and children for the sake of helping each individuals gain back their confidence and security into their lives.  Permanent supportive Housing (PSH) assist with Housing search, acquisition, and setup, landlord negotiations, credit, referrals, deposits, arrange utilities, phone, insurance, furnishings, recreation, housekeeping, food shopping and preparation, financial management, medication management, dental, nutrition, accessing natural supports, transportation, medical care, dental, disabilities benefits applications and appeals and SOARS.

 

What should I expect?

 

ICM teams such as the PSHP at MBI that provide (Intensive Case Management) are designed to support individuals with less acute mental health and addiction issues through an individualized case management approach. The goal of case management is to help Clients maintain their housing and achieve an optimum quality of life through developing plans, enhancing life skills, addressing health and mental health needs, engaging in meaningful activities and building social and community relations.

 Our trained Case Managers will be respectful of the Client’s choice in housing and living arrangements, there will be a moderate access to housing and privacy, functional separation of housing and services, community integration and rights of tenancy through housing classes in the community and documentation provided during home visits and interventions as well as flexible, voluntary, and recovery-focused services.

 

How do I enroll?

 

 Assessment  The Vulnerability Index-Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT). Is used for people who are homeless, and conducted at partner agencies, including shelters, services centers, transitional housing programs, permanent housing programs and outreach programs.

 

To ensure the most vulnerable are housed first, the master list is prioritized based on VI-SPDAT scores, length of time homeless, severity of need, and local population priorities for continuity of care.


The person is then matched through coordinated entry to a provided for case management services.  

 

Who should you contact to complete the VI-SPDAT?

 

The Department of Human Services (DHS)

64 New York Avenue, N.E. Washington, DC  

Telephone: 202-698-4166

 

PSH follows the housing first model

The basic underlying principle of

Housing First is that people are

better able to move forward with

their lives if they are first housed.  


This can be a guiding principle for   

an organization or community that

prioritizes getting people into

permanent housing with supports to

follow. Housing is provided first

and then supports are provided

including physical and mental

health, education, employment,

substance abuse and community

connections

 

 

MBI Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP)

 

 

Who is MBI Homelessness Prevention Program?

 

Specialists then create a Housing Stabilization Plan and explore consumer's natural support systems to secure temporary diversions while the consumers work the Plan to gain housing. Specialists may also secure permanent diversions natural support systems that secure housing for consumers to avoid homelessness and/or shelter.

 

What Should I Expect?

  •  Increased self-sufficiency through tailored Housing Stabilization Plans that guide you through the process toward sustainable housing.
  • Bi-Weekly Follow Ups in Office or Via Phone with Prevention Specialists for consumers provide updates on the progress made with the HSP and to explore the next steps.
  • The type and level of assistance will be based on the family’s needs, situation, and MBI Homelessness Prevention Program is a 90 day program providing a wide range of services and resources for adults with children for the sake of helping families gain sustainable housing and preventing homelessness within the D.C. Metro Area
  •  The Prevention Program offers an alternative .
  • To shelter and provides assistance and resources designed to provide a housing solution for families who are at serious risk of homelessness.
  • At MBI Homelessness Prevention, Specialists identify factors such as rental arrears, evictions, both criminal and credit history that serve as barriers prohibiting consumers from sustainable housing contribution
  • Connections to community resources to address mental health, education, employment, vocational training, childcare, and move in assistance as needed.

 

Am I Eligible?

 

  • Eligibility for homeless services is determined by Virginia Williams Family Resource Center.
  • Must be a family - Single Individuals are not eligible.
  • Must be a DC resident and/or receive DC benefits

 

How Do I Enroll?

 

Persons seeking homeless services must first visit Virginia Williams Family Resource Center

to be assessed, deemed eligible for homeless services, and receive a referral to MBI Homelessness Prevention.

Virginia Williams Family Resource Center

 

920 - Rhode Island Avenue NE

Washington, DC 20018

(202) 526-0017

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Additional Information

MBI Homelessness  Prevention Program
    5010 Sheriff Road NE

Washington, DC 20019

(202) 813-3146
Monday-Thursday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM


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Supportive Residence Program

 

What is MBI Supportive Residence Program?

 

MBI Supportive Residence Program (SR) is designed to support DBH consumers who have already been approve  housing by DBH and needs 24/7 monitoring and supervising care.

 

What Should I Expect?

  • We Support our residents in future planning services, we provide not only a place to live but also the best quality of life through behavioral support.
  • Ensure that the home is in compliance with DBH housing standards
  • Act as another resource between the consumer and core agency.
  • Share information with  the CSW’s and Program Administration to ensure that the consumer is receiving the best level of care and services
  • Assist with training and skill building (ADL) skills with consumer. MBI provide three meals and two snack a day, laundry, internet and services,
  • Advocate on behalf of the consumer (when appropriate) to ensure that their needs are being met.
  • Ensure participation in Treatment team meeting on regular basis to meet the consumer’s new goals and/ changing needs

Am I Eligible?

All of consumers approve by DBH that are currently in need of  housing.

 

How Do I Enroll?

Upon approval from DBH, contact your CSW/CORE AGENCY

The advantage of this program is our consumer will have the opportunity to move forward to an independent living housing were as to become independent in the future.

 

For additional information and Inquiries please contact:


Veronica Kamara /SR Program

301-433-2460 /202- 644-1406

vkamara@mbihs.com