Supporting Housing Services and Programs | Valley Behavioral Health

Supportive Housing Treatment and Programs

Valley owns and operates a number of units throughout the Salt Lake Valley that offer affordable housing options for those with mental illness. Our housing programs range from independent living to supervised housing and are primarily focused on helping individuals reach their goals for recovery. We strive to provide patients with a reliable space to focus on working, social, and personal skill development.

To thrive, you need stable housing.

A safe and comfortable home environment is especially important for those struggling with mental illness, trauma, and chronic health conditions. This helps pave the way for a successful recovery. Unfortunately, some conditions make it challenging to maintain a stable home environment without assistance. Once homeless, mental health symptoms can worsen, leading to a wide range of crises.

In the United States, there are an estimated 553,742 people experiencing homelessness. To help these individuals, communities across the nation respond with various options, including emergency shelters, rapid re-housing, and supportive housing. Currently, permanent supportive housing represents 41.8% of all homeless assistance beds. At Valley Behavioral Health, we’re proud to offer several units throughout Salt Lake Valley, providing affordable housing options to those who need it most.

Our Mental Health Supportive Housing Programs

Valley Homefront

SALT LAKE CITY, UT 
Valley Homefront offers eight permanent apartments for homeless individuals who generally do well with minor supervision. Residents receive in-home visits weekly and can attend monthly tenant meetings. They are assisted with apartment living/home maintenance, medication management, benefits management, skills development, socialization, and peer support services.

Valley Horizons

WEST VALLEY CITY, UT 
Valley Horizons is a supportive housing unit that serves 20 residents who are 55 years of age or older in an independent living setting. Residents are provided with case management to increase community engagement and daily living skills at home.

Oquirrh Ridge East

MIDVALE, UT 
This small apartment complex houses 12 residents and provides case management services and skills development with minimal supervision and a moderately low frequency of contact.

Oquirrh Ridge West

KEARNS, UT
This transitional housing has 12 residents with the expectation that those who develop independent living skills and are stable in treatment will transition to more independent housing.

Pheasant Hollow

SALT LAKE CITY, UT 
Pheasant Hollow has 20 apartments that help adults ages 18 and older who have physical disabilities and are on the New Choices Waiver Program. The program helps clients learn the skills they need to be as independent as they are able and supports them in rebuilding a meaningful life. Staff can work with residents on exercises that have been ordered by a therapist to increase or maintainability, balance, strength, and safety.

Safe Haven I - Transitional Housing

SALT LAKE CITY, UT 
Safe Haven I has 25 transitional housing units for clients who have serious mental illness (SMI) and have a history of chronic homelessness. Residents of Safe Haven I are able to maintain their status of homelessness so they can continue to qualify for permanent housing.

Safe Haven II - Permanent Housing

SALT LAKE CITY, UT 
Safe Haven II has 24 permanent housing units for homeless individuals challenged by a history of chronic homelessness, mental health, and substance use issues. They are assisted with apartment living/home maintenance, medication management, benefit management, skills development, socialization, and peer support services.

Valley Plaza

SALT LAKE CITY, UT 
Valley Plaza offers supervised cooperative living apartments for 72 residents with serious mental illness (SMI). Valley Plaza offers a variety of services including case management, medication support, and offers access to 24-hour support. This program also offers Program-Based Housing that includes medication management, pharmacological management, case management, and daily living and life skills development.

Shelter + Care Voucher Program

The Voucher Program is a collaboration between Valley Behavioral Health, Salt Lake County, Tooele County, and West Valley City Housing Authorities. It offers Medicaid clients subsidized housing with supportive services in the community through Shelter + Care vouchers. The program serves nearly 150 clients with various HUD subsidies.

Valley Villa

SALT LAKE CITY, UT 
This small apartment complex houses 20 residents and provides case management services, skills development with minimal supervision, and a moderately low frequency of contact.

Valley Woods

WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
Valley Woods offers permanent, long-term supportive housing to help residents that are age 18 and older learn the skills necessary to remain as independent as possible. Valley Woods has 56 beds and offers access to 24-hour support. Individuals are provided numerous services including case management, therapy, medication management, and interaction with community resources so that they engage and thrive in the community.

Characteristics of Our Supportive Housing Programs

Supportive housing is a strategy that combines intensive services and affordable housing.

Some of the key features of supportive housing include:

  • Permanence and affordability — Depending on the situation and the housing unit, tenants do not typically pay more than 30% of their income on rent. However, they enjoy the same rights as other tenants.
  • Core service principles — The goal of supportive housing services to help individuals remain housed. In addition to helping you or your loved one find suitable housing, providers of supportive housing programs will also help you address any underlying mental health, physical health, or substance use conditions. You may also gain support in terms of employment of social security support.
  • Few barriers — Most supportive housing programs will not require you to hit certain benchmarks before moving into a housing unit.For example, you will not necessarily be turned away if you have bad credit, criminal charges, or history of evictions.
  • Flexibility and freedom — Those who seek supportive housing always have a choice in terms of the services they receive. It is not uncommon for people to come and go. However, those who are most successful are those who remain in the program until they are stable enough to embark on the next steps.

Learn more about homeless programs and services.

Who Qualifies for Support Housing Services in Utah?

Depending on where you seek support, some of the most common criteria included at Valley Behavioural Health housing:

  • Being an adult living with serious mental illness
  • Being able to maintain program expectations based on treatment and lease agreements
  • Having active Salt Lake County Traditional Medicaid
  • To stay at any of the housing options owned by Valley Behavioral Health, you must be enrolled with Valley Behavioral Health services.
  • Being able to pay rent as agreed upon, as well as meet essential needs
  • Not having medical issues that exceed beyond the level of care provided at the housing unit
  • Background checks may be required to determine a history of violent crime

*Some units will require clients to pass a background check or may be able to deny placement due to a history of violent crimes

Valley Behavioral Health Is Here for the Salt Lake Valley Community

Rates of serious mental health conditions are significantly higher in Utah compared to the national average. Research shows that the demand for mental health care in Utah is increasing, as over 100,000 adults in Utah experience serious mental illness.

Valley has been providing community mental health services since 1987. Founded in order to meet the growing needs of the community, Valley began providing behavioral health services — something that was significantly lacking. Valley Behavioral Health has since grown to include other specialty clinics, facilities, and niche services, including those that support the local homeless community.

Sadly, care options for homeless individuals are often limited. At Valley, our goal is to provide patients with a reliable space that focuses on personal, working, and social skill development.

Just some examples of the supportive housing units we offer include:

  • Valley Plaza, Valley Woods, Safe Haven: Supportive housing with onsite staff, medication room/medication management services, 24/7 unit staffing.
  • Valley Homefront, Valley Horizons: Independent living apartments with unit specific hours for case management.

How To Get Started With Supporting Housing Services

1. Meet the qualifications that are required for our housing services
2. Fill out our housing application below
3. For more information or questions please email [email protected]

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