Supporting Housing Services and Programs | Valley Behavioral Health

Supportive Living Programs

Valley owns and operates a variety of supportive living programs throughout the Salt Lake Valley that offer affordable housing options for those living with mental illness. Our housing programs are primarily focused on helping individuals reach their goals for recovery. We strive to provide patients with a reliable space to focus on mental health treatment, social, and personal skill development. Valley Housing is program-based housing. To be placed into the supportive housing units, individuals must be Valley Behavioral Health clients engaged in their mental health services according to their Care Plan.

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VBH Supportive Living Criteria

All seven criteria MUST be met to move forward – do not proceed if any criteria is not met.

  • Primary Serious Mental Illness Diagnosis
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Traditional Disability Medicaid
  • Income at least $500 (Consistent income, typically Social Security benefits or if employed consecutive employment at the same employer for 3 months and will be able to complete an income verification)
  • Plan for Substance use services/ relapse prevention plan, if applicable. Individual’s need does not exceed 1.0 ASAM level of care for substance use treatment.
  • Willing to participate in program manual of unit
  • Meets Medical Criteria and independent daily living functionality*

*Medical concerns may be a barrier to entering residential treatment if:
The type or amount of medical monitoring and assistance and treatment that staff is expected to deliver exceeds that of a high school graduate with a CPR card and no medical licensing or training; and/or

-The time away from the program required for the patient to manage their health care problems substantially interferes with the quality and quantity of care they are supposed to be getting at the residential program.
-All severe medical conditions are staffed with the treatment team, and may be staffed with the medical team including the Director of Nursing and Chief Medical Officer for clarification and direction on appropriate placement
*Some units will require clients to pass a background check or may be able to deny placement due to a history of violent crimes, or sex offense charges

Referrals may be required to provide the following documents as part of their application:
-Medicaid/Medicare Verification for Salt Lake County
-Income Verification
-TB Test Verification
-Bank statements (3 Months)
-Copy of Social Security Card
-Copy of Current State ID
-Copy of Birth Certificate
-Medical notes/History & Physical from PCP

*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- If you do not meet our Supportive Living criteria, please contact our Care Navigation team to explore other treatment options.

2. Fill out our housing application below

3. For more information or questions please email Valley’s Housing Committee.



Housing Referral Form

  • Mental Health

    A SMI diagnosis is defined as one or more mental, behavioral, or emotional disorders that can lead to serious functional imparement.
  • Medical Needs

    Do you have any diagnosed:
  • Substance Use

  • Criminogenic Risk

  • Submission to website does not secure place on waitlist, an access coordinator will reach out shortly to follow up with questions complete screening with referral to determine eligibility

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