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/IDD Case Management Unit.

CHIPP (Community Hospitalization Integration Project Program)

This program, a partnership between the York/Adams MH/IDD Program, Wellspan Behavioral Health Services, True North Wellness Services, and Bell, provides residential services for individuals living with serious mental illness.  The program was started in 1994 with funding from the Commonwealth to help people who were previously long-term patients at Harrisburg State Hospital.

Supported Living – Thirty plus mental health service users reside in a community apartment complex with access to regular on-site staff contact to help with transportation needs,  medication monitoring,  and daily living skills.

Assisted Living – Three community living homes provide residential services to three mental health service users each, providing 24/7 access to assisted living counselors.

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.