Community Residences

At Loretto, we’ve dedicated ourselves to empowering individuals with psychiatric diagnoses through training and assistance—something that’s a primary initiative to us all. The services provided in our Community Residences Program enable people to learn the skills needed to build independence and transition to the least restrictive living arrangement possible. 

We offer small, home-like settings and treatment services at our community residences. And we ensure only 8-10 individuals reside in each home so our staff can provide the high level of person-first care you’ve come to expect.

In addition to rehabilitation services on site, individuals attend a day program, volunteer, and/or work three days a week for the purposes of structure, skills development, social activities, and therapy services.


  • Counseling
  • Nutritious Meals
  • Room & Board
  • Assertiveness/Self-Advocacy
  • Community Integration
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Health Services
  • Medication Management & Training
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Skill Development
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Symptom Management

*Care requiring medical staff and/or CNAs on duty to meet a person’s needs are not provided at the Community Residences.

Services Requirements

  • 45+ years old
  • A primary psychiatric diagnosis and one of the following:
    • Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability related to a diagnosed mental illness
    • Extended impairment in functioning due to a designated mental illness
    • Reliance on psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation, and supports

Residential Requirements

  • Willingness to participate in a program that builds skills for independence
  • Participate in a day program, volunteer, and/or work at least 3 days a week
  • Respectful of others
  • Currently have Medicaid or are Medicaid eligible. If you’re over the Medicaid financial mark, you can opt to pay the Medicaid rate, plus rent.
  • Medicaid 2015 rate: $3,150
  • 2015 rent: $975 (SSI level, which typically increases annually)  


Michele Rita Gottschalk, Director of Loretto Community Residences, at (315) 413-3592 or

Please fax SPOA applications to (315) 413-3025.

Loretto Locations Offering This Service:

Community Residences - 50 Syracuse Street

50 Syracuse Street
Baldwinsville, NY 13207
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Community Residences - 4810 S. Salina

4810 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13205
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Community Residences - 5018 S. Salina

5018 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13205
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