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RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

BHSN operates a variety of housing programs to meet the needs of our community.

BREAKTHROUGH II HOUSING (CONGREGATE CARE LEVEL II)

BHSN offers two COMMUNITY RESIDENCES (20 beds total) that provide 24/7 on-site support for persons recovering from mental illnesses that are in need of a structured living environment. One community residence is equipped with “practice apartments” that assist individuals before transitioning into a lesser level of care.

The APARTMENT PROGRAM is an 18 bed program that offers a less intensive level of care for persons recovering from mental illness as particpants reside in either 1 or 2 bedroom apartments located within the City of Plattsburgh. All residents have their own bedrooms, however residents living in 2 bedroom units share common areas such as kitchen, living room, and bathroom. Case Managers meet with residents throughout the week to offer rehabilitative support services.

Staff work closely with clients at all levels to coordinate participation in day treatment and other community programs to provide a full continuum of care for persons recovering from mental illness. This makes the goal of independent living a real possibility for persons striving to integrate into the community.

 APPLICATION PROCESS: The Clinton County Adult Single Point of Access (SPOA) Committee review applications for Breakthrough II Community Residences and Apartment Program and assesses the level of care needed.

TWIN OAKS COMMUNITY RESIDENCE

Twin Oaks is a 20-bed community residential program providing 24/7 on-site support for men recovering from alcohol and/or chemical dependency. Participation is usually 6 months and focuses on one’s recovery and employment. Alcohol/Chemical dependency is a disease for which there is no “cure”, but there are effective treatments. Participation in a structured environment like Twin Oaks is part of the process of recovery, encouraging the development of skills to recognize and manage symptoms, and re-enter the community in a postive and constructive manner.

Supported Housing

HELPING HANDS HOUSING (SUPPORTIVE SCATTERED SITE HOUSING)
Helping Hands Housing assists persons recovering from mental illness and their families secure and maintain safe and affordable permanent housing of their choosing within Clinton County. Recipients need to have the basic skills necessary for independent living, including the ability to self-administer and manage medications. Support services are provided as staff meet with individuals at least once a month and provide quarterly home visits. Recipients also may receive rental subsidies, assistance with furnishing dwellings, security deposits, as needed. Staff is available to discuss housing issues and advise on landlord/tenant disputes. The goal is to assist the recipient maintain affordable, safe, quality permanent housing.

HOMESTEADS ON AMPERSAND (SPECIAL NEEDS UNIT)
Opening in August 2015, this safe, affordable rental housing complex conveniently located behind Consumer Square in Plattsburgh, includes 25 apartments dedicated to individuals recovering from mental illness. Financial services such as rental subsidies, assistance in furnishing apartment, and security deposits may be available depending on need. Support services are provided as staff meet with individuals at least once a month and provide quarterly home visits. The goal is to assist the recipient maintain affordable, safe, quality permanent housing.

APPLICATION PROCESS: The Clinton County Adult Single Point of Access (SPOA) Committee review applications for Helping Hands Housing and Homesteads on Ampersand – special needs units and assesses the level of care needed.

APPLICATION PROCESS: The Clinton County Adult Single Point of Access (SPOA) Committee review applications for Helping Hands Housing and Homesteads on Ampersand – special needs units and assesses the level of care needed.

“SHANNON’S HOUSE” (AKA HOUSING NORTH)
BHSN owns and operates “Shannon’s House” which is comprised of four apartments in a complex within the City of Plattsburgh. This program offers single, homeless individuals recovering from mental illness safe, affordable permanent housing. Recipients may be eligible to receive Helping Hands Housing financial and support services while participating in this program. 

APPLICATION PROCESS: The Clinton County Housing Coalition’s Housing and Rehabilitation Selection (HARS) Committee review applications in a timely manner, ensure eligibility criteria and placement on waiting list reflect HUD S+C guidelines. Approved applicants are housed based on the order of the waiting list, and priority is given to those that are considered chronically homeless.

Those interested in learning more about Residential Services should contact our program supervisor:

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Contact Us

Corporate Office: 518.563.8206
22 US Oval, Suite 218, Plattsburgh, NY 12903

Programs

Crisis Helpline: 1.866.577.3836
Adult & Child Clinic: 518.563.8000
STOP DV Hotline: 1.888.563.6904