We believe that safe, stable housing is the bedrock upon which health and wellness are built. That’s why Access is always working to create new opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health and substance use needs, and/or a history of homelessness to create a home with the support they need to successfully live as part of a welcoming community. Housing services include:
- 24/7 supervised settings for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
- Licensed, supported and respite housing for adults working toward recovery from mental health concerns
- Permanent Supported Housing for adults with a history of homelessness and another special need
- Independent Supports and Services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities living independently with support
Supported housing (SH) is long-term housing for people working towards recovery from mental illness. Services provided help people secure and maintain successful community living, health, and wellness while pursuing life goals. SH offers apartment living with rental assistance combined with housing case management support. Residents choose their own community and apartment, and receive funding for home furnishings and security deposits.
Treatment Apartments provide a high level of support and skills training by providing services designed to improve an individual’s ability to live as independently as possible and achieve more independent housing. Residents gain skills, learn to use community programs, and develop a community support system of friends and family. This licensed program is designed to be transitional in nature, with an average length of stay of 18 months.
Enhanced Treatment Apartment Program (Partners in Recovery Project)
Licensed to serve 18 individuals in apartments throughout Orange County, the program helps people recovering from mental illness to successfully live in our community and transition into community-based programs. This innovative, person-centered program prioritizes rehabilitation and risk reduction while maximizing self-sufficiency, skill building, community involvement, and asset development.
Community Residences are Licensed transitional, rehabilitative residential programs that help residents achieve the highest level of independence possible prior to placement in more permanent community-based housing.
Access has been a leader in the Hudson Valley providing new, affordable housing opportunities to people with complex needs in Orange and Sullivan Counties. Staff are on-site throughout the day and night to provide to people transitioning into the community and live successfully in a home of their own. Rent subsidies, support services, and capital funding are provided for apartments through NYS OMH, NYS OPWDD and, most recently, through the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI).
24/7 Supervised Community Residence (IRA)
Access provides a warm and caring home to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities along with behavioral or medical complexities. Homes are certified by the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), and staff are on-site 24/7 to provide the person-centered care that supports each person to be successful.
Individual Supports and Services (ISS)
ISS assists adults to live independently by providing funds to pay for housing costs, and on a limited basis, for necessities such as food, transportation, and clothing.