19815 Bay Branch Rd
Andalusia, Alabama 36420
(334) 222-2523
HELPLINE: 1-877-530-0002



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Supportive Housing Services

About Supportive Housing:

The Supportive Housing Program is an evidence based practice that provides housing for individuals with serious mental illness.  This program is designed to offer worthwhile housing options for persons with a serious mental illness who would not have a viable housing option without this service.  Housing and supportive services are operated in a manner consistent with principles of evidence-based supportive housing contained in DMH presentations and training events, including the following: 

  • Housing is integrated into setting available to persons who do not have a mental illness.
  • Consumers hold a standard lease or sublease that provides right of tenure.
  • Consumer has the responsibility for residential maintenance with supportive assistance.
  • Subsides are provided such that the consumer pays no more than 30% of available income for housing and utility costs.
  • Consumers have the opportunity to choose from among a variety of available housing settings.
  • A Community Support Specialist (or Case Manager) is assigned to provide supportive housing services.
  • Supportive housing services assist individuals in finding, selecting, obtaining, and maintaining affordable, appropriate housing.
  • The person responsible for "landlord" functions is separate from the person who provides supportive services.
  • Housing is provided in a community environment that is not inherently a treatment setting.  The focus is on a place to live rather than to receive treatment.
  • Housing is provided without regard to a consumer's agreement to participate in specific treatment services.  Consumers may choose to attend the Rehabilitative Day Program, Outpatient services, or any other program.
  • Services are available to assist individuals in linking to other essential services.

Who qualifies to reside in Supportive Housing:
        •  Individual with a serious mental illness
        •  Individuals who do not have another viable housing option

Who does not qualify to reside in Supportive Housing:
        •  Principle diagnosis of substance abuse
        •  Medical problems requiring hospitalization or 24 hour nursing care
        •  Principle diagnosis of brain damage or mental retardation
        •  Inpatient care is warranted
        •  Individuals who cannot or will not abide by rental agreement

If you would like to learn more about the supportive housing, you may contact Sandy Flowers at (334) 222-2525 ext. 70331 or via e-mail

To make a referral, please contact your therapist.  Availability is limited and consumers are placed on a waiting list if they are deemed appropriate for admission.