MHA Programs for Recovery & Housing
MHA continues to be a pioneer in addressing chronic homelessness and substance use recovery. Our organization is respected locally, state-wide and nationally for our work piloting innovations including the Tenancy Preservation Program, Pay for Success and Home & Healthy for Good.
GRIT– Residential Recovery Services program for people who experience both psychiatric disability and addiction. Provides structured treatment and relapse prevention support as well as connections to community resources to sustain sobriety. Three programs service adult men, young adult men 18 – 26, and LGBTQ adults.
BestLife Wellness Center – Outpatient center providing services for emotional wellness, including comprehensive substance use treatment and recovery support for adults and children.
TREATMENT AND HOUSING PROGRAMS
Youth in Transition (YIT)– Residential program for young adult men and women aged 18 – 22 who are referred by DCF. Incorporates structured clinical treatment services to prepare youth to transition into independent and/or supported adult services. VIEW YIT BROCHURE
MHA Youth Navigators–MHA Youth Navigators help young adults to identify and access resources that fit their individual needs and circumstances. Initially, this involves securing or sustaining housing. It also could mean connecting young adults with meaningful benefits, such as health insurance, food subsidies, mental health services, job training or employment opportunities. LEARN MORE
Safe Haven–Specialized shelter for adult men and women challenged by chronic homelessness, substance use and psychiatric conditions.The program’s goal is to help participants stabilize their lives, pursue their goals, and overcome barriers to housing so they can live independently.
Adult Residential Programs –Group residences for adults referred by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) and who are receiving support through Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS). Staff provide support and skill teaching to promote independent living.
Avon Place– Residential program for adults referred by DMH and receiving support through ACCS who have a psychiatric disability and substance use disorder.
Women’s Program– Residential program for adult women referred by DMH and receiving support through ACCS who have experienced trauma and psychiatric disability. Services are provided to help women regulate emotional distress and learn the skills needed to live independently and productively in the community.