Behavioral Health Housing

Behavioral Health Housing

For more than 25 years FEGS has been a leader in creating an array of recovery-based housing, from service-enriched community residences and apartments to independent living arrangements with ongoing supports. The goal is to provide an environment that supports individuals to further their recovery and live independently within the community.
 
FEGS Behavioral Health Residential Programs serve over 800 individuals in Manhattan Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Long Island in over 400 sites. Specialized housing is also available for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf/blind, and who also have a mental illness. Programs are funded through state, city, and federal sources such as The New York State Office of Mental Health, The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

 
  • Community Residences in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx provide 24-hour, 7-day-a-week on-site supervision for people with mental illness and who are able to leave hospital care, but are not yet ready for independent living. Residents receive guidance and support in personal and community living skills, monitoring their prescribed medications, community living skills, and avoiding substance use. In addition to on-site services, individuals are encouraged to participate in rehabilitation and vocational program activities outside of their residence.  
     
  • Community Residences/ Single Room Occupancy (CR/SRO) in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx offer extended stay living in supervised buildings with on-site case management  where individuals live in their own  studio apartments  with efficiency kitchens and private bathrooms. There is also a Specialized SRO for the Young Adult Population.  
     
  • Apartment Treatment Programs in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens provide a bridge from supervised residences to more independent living programs. Residents have their own room in a shared apartment. FEGS staff makes visits to assist residents in developing their living skills and increasing their participation in the community.  
     
  • Supported Apartment Programs offer people community living in their own apartment. FEGS staff provides living skills training and case management services as needed. Apartments are located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. 
 
Please Note: Clients in the Behavioral Health Residential program are referred from state and city sources.

 
For anyone interested in more information about the Behavioral Health Residential Housing Services, contact us online or call Central Intake at 212-831-7007, extension 203.