Adult Mental Health Housing Services
GHVP Bridge Program
The Georgia Housing Voucher and Bridge Program assists individuals in attaining and maintaining safe and affordable housing and support their integration into the community.
Supportive Housing includes integrated, permanent housing with tenancy rights, linked with flexible community-based services that are available to individuals when they need them, but are not mandated as a condition of tenancy.
All individuals with financial means will be required to contribute a portion of their income towards their living expenses (tenant paid utilities, rent, and initial start-up expenses).
Crisis Respite Apartments (CRA)
Crisis Respite Apartments (CRA) provide short-term, residential and aftercare support, including housing referrals, for indviduals experriencing an acute psychiatric crisis.The service offers crisis respite for an individual who needs a supportive environment (1) when transitioning back into the community from a psychiatric inpatient facility, Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU), or 23 hour observation area; or 2) when preventing an admission or readmission into a psychiatric inpatient facility, CSU, or 23 hour observation area and can be safely served in a voluntary community-based setting.
The CRA program is not equipped to handle those requiring skilled nursing care and/or constant medical support; units are not handicapped accessible. Additionally, CRA is not equipped to provide residental services to individuals displaying aggressive, homicidal, suicidal behaviors or current substance abuse.
For help accessing housing resources, contact your regional field office.
Community Residential Rehabilitation (CRR)
DBHDD offers 3 levels of residential care to eligible individuals: Intensive Residential, Semi-Independent Residential and Independent Residential Rehabilitation. These short-term community-based, residential settings offer staff support in intensive and semi-independent residential settings.
We offer continuous monitoring and supervision, with a step-down approach—once the individual has obtained skills to move to a lower level of care, they will transition into a less intense setting. Each residential setting provides staff directed skill training.
Skills training includes development of daily living skills, alongside community integration activities that promote recovery and increase self-sufficiency, as well as personal support services and activities to restore and develop skills in functional areas that interfere with the individual’s ability to safely live in the community.
For help accessing adult mental health services, contact your regional field office.