Every night, hundreds of men and women sleep safely in our transitional housing programs. Spearheading the use of evidence-based practice to help homeless individuals, our transitional housing programs provide the critical support women and men with serious mental health illnesses need as they move from homelessness to permanent housing.
Opened in 1988, our 350 Lafayette Transitional Housing Community has helped more than 1,500 homeless women with serious mental health illnesses leave homelessness behind forever.
One of the first city shelters operated by a not-for-profit, 350 Lafayette has long been considered ‘a jewel of the City’s shelter system’ and has served as a model for a successful shelter program. The vanguard of the use of evidence-based practices, the program provides holistic, integrated services to an average of 42 women on any given night.
When it opened in 1997, the Kelly was New York City’s first transitional housing program to help people with serious mental illnesses who were “long-term” shelter stayers.
The Kelly now provides transitional housing, comprehensive psychiatric and primary medical care services and case management to an average of 100 street homeless men and women annually. The program was ranked number one out of 200 NYC programs by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in both 2014 and 2015.
Since assuming operations of Delta Manor in 2015, we have created a vibrant community of support for an average of 200 homeless men with mental illnesses each year.
The broad array of on-site services provided at Delta Manor, including medical and psychiatric treatment, medication monitoring, and crisis prevention and intervention support, are supplemented by a host of evidence-based support groups to help the men manage their mental and physical health issues and move on to permanent housing.
CUCS’ first housing construction project, Crotona Park East is an extended-stay transitional housing program for men and women with serious mental illnesses coming from state hospitals, nursing homes and correctional facilities. Crotona Park provides intensive support for individuals to help them manage their physical and mental health conditions and develop the social and daily life skills they need to live healthy, independent lives.