are a part of our Supportive Housing program live in their own apartments
in the community. RCS staff provide in-home support services to them
as little or as often as needed.
Supportive Housing supervisors are available to consumers by pager 24
hours per day, 7 days per week. In some instances, we provide a financial
subsidy to help cover rent costs. When this occurs, the individual is
eventually placed on a goal to achieve financial independence, for instance
by applying for Section 8 housing or obtaining a
part-time job. Once an individual is both financially and emotionally
independent, they are ready to graduate from the Supportive Housing
Our goal is to provide
assistance as needed with daily activities
to consumers while also respecting their desire to live independently.
Individual contact is provided to develop personal/social skills, recognize
and use the available community resources, education in medication management,
increase daily living skills, increase stress management ability and
assist in educational and vocational planning. Staff is available by
personal visits, phone or beeper, 24 hours a day. Currently RCS operates
two offices, one is in Bellevue and one in Shadyside.