MH Housing Supports

CRAS (Community Residential Apartment Services)

This program provides a structured environment for consumers who need to learn skills for community living. Group homes provide maximum supervision and apartments give moderate and/or minimum levels of care.

Staff is available 24 hours a day to help residents adjust to community living. Residents work on personal goals as part of their rehabilitation. Referrals need to be directed through the York County MH/MR Case Management Unit.

CHIPP (Community Hospitalization Integration Project Program)

This program, a partnership between three agencies: the York/Adams MH/MR Program, Wellspan Behavioral Health Services, and Bell, provides residential services for 35 consumers with serious mental illness who were previously long-term patients (2 + years) at Harrisburg State Hospital.

This program also provides temporary support (30-90 days) for one mentally ill consumer at a time who is recovering from a local psychiatric hospitalization.

Supported Housing Program

This program assists consumers to secure and maintain safe and affordable permanent housing in the community. Services include assistance in obtaining housing, with budgeting, and with building basic living skills to enable consumers to successfully live on their own.

The program also maintains an inventory of new and donated household items that are made available to consumers. Subsidies for various apartments throughout the city are available through our Supported Housing Program.