Frequently Asked Questions For Community Residences

Eligibility

  • Age of 45 or older
  • A diagnosed mental illness & one of the following:
  • Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability related to a diagnosed mental illness or
  • Extended impairment in functioning due to a designated mental illness or
  • Reliance on psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation and supports.

Resident Requirements

Willingness to participate in a program that builds skills towards independence.

  • Participating in a day program, volunteer, and/or work at least 3 days a week.
  • Respectful of others
  • One must currently have Medicaid or be Medicaid eligible.*
  • In addition to the Medicaid rate for services - $ 975 is rent  (SSI level) for 2015 – it typically increases annually.

*Note: If one has too much money to be eligible for Medicaid – they can pay the Medicaid rate, plus rent.

The Medicaid Rate for 2015 is $ 3,150

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