(Community Based Flexible Supports)
CBFS Supportive Housing programs are committed to providing person-centered, comprehensive, quality services for individuals with psychiatric disability. Staff utilizes a practical approach that helps clients identify and achieve goals, solve everyday problems, accomplish tasks and assist in socialization and community living. Services are culturally and linguistically relevant and responsive. Staff provide outreach and direct contact with clients to address needs such as access to mental health services, medical care and self-help options; assistance with and learning how to access and use community resources and apply for benefits; links to employment services; development of support and social networks; daily living skills education, money management and payee services; assistance in locating housing and maintaining a stable living situation.
CBFS - ATARP/SHARE: Supported Housing and Recovery Environment (SHARE) is a supported housing program for 11 individuals and one family, and is funded by DMH and HUD. This program provides services to clients who are homeless and are dually diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse. A commitment by clients to recovery is required.
Since 1994, the Worcester Residential Assistance Program (WRAP) has been providing services to thirty high-risk individuals who reside in their own apartments, some of which are subsidized by HUD. Supported services are funded through DMH and consist of psychological rehabilitation and relapse prevention. Staff is available twenty-four hours a day via pager. Residents are homeless upon admission and have resided in the People in Peril (PIP) Shelter, Oasis House, or other emergency housing. Referrals are made through DMH.