Bridge to Independence Program-Supportive Residential Housing-Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton
Catholic Social Services - Hazleton Walnut Street Office
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PA 211 North East - PA 211 North East
Description of Service
Assists program participants to develop and enhance life skills that will enable them to live independently and attain self-sufficiency. Partnered with Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Mental Health/Developmental Services, provides housing and supportive services. The target population for placement in the program is young adults, ages 18 –26 who have mental health concerns. Programming looks to reduce the occurrences of homelessness, poverty, and criminal activity of those individuals who “age out of the system” and do not have a permanent or stable resource once they reach the age of 18.
Luzerne and Wyoming
Individuals must be referred by Luzerne/Wyoming County MH/DS. If a potential individual is not specifically active with Luzerne/Wyoming County MH/DS, then the referral will need to be approved by Luzerne/Wyoming County MH/DS.
Mental Health Concerns
Young adults, ages 18-26 that have mental health concerns.
Qualifications for program are:
-Individuals must be age 18 to 26 years old.
-Individuals must be residents of Luzerne or Wyoming County.
-Individuals must be referred by Luzerne/Wyoming County MH/DS. If a potential individual is not specifically active with Luzerne/Wyoming County MH/DS, then the referral will need to be approved by Luzerne/Wyoming County MH/DS.
-Individuals must have a history of being active in Mental Health Services.
-Individuals must have need and a want to work on Daily Living Skills, Life Skills in order to improve their overall independence.
-Individuals to be considered for this program must show a need for housing support and mental health services to support recovery.
-Individuals must be capable of self-preservation. This includes a willingness to learn good self-care skills.
-Program is voluntary in nature; therefore, candidates must be willing to participate with staff in identifying their needs.
-Individuals must follow house rules.
-Individuals must be ambulatory or must be capable of entering and exiting the building on their own.
-Individuals must be willing to demonstrate the potential to progress toward independent living.
-Individuals must be clear of any and all pending legal charges that may have been made against them by government or local authorities.
-Individuals must agree to comply with the existing laws and regulations set forth by the Department of Public Welfare, Social Security Administration, Workmen’s Compensation, and Unemployment Compensation Guidelines.