Supportive Scattered-Site Housing Program
Federation of Organizations offers over 700 permanent, safe and affordable residential placements in our Supportive Scattered-Site Housing Program. In this program, individuals with disabilities live in apartments or houses throughout Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx. Housing Case Managers meet with individuals several times per month to work on the individuals’ goals and assist with coordinating care and services. We provide specialized supportive scattered-site housing placements that target vulnerable populations such as veterans, shelter-homeless individuals, individuals transitioning out of adult homes, state psychiatric centers, prisons and local hospitals.
Our residential services also include transitional programs such as Community Residences, Intensive Supportive Apartment Programs, Community Residences/Single Room Occupancies (CR/SRO); all of which are licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health:
We operate two community residences in Nassau County: Our Glen Cove house accommodates 10 residents and our Massapequa site accommodates 9 residents. These residences offer on-site staffing, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services include: medication monitoring and symptom management, community integration including transportation training, banking, shopping, socialization, linkages to psychiatric and medical services in the community, linkages to employment and/or educational services, etc. These services and supports provide residents with skills to move on to more independent housing programs.
Community Residence/Single-Room Occupancy (CR/SROs)
We operate two CR/SROs, one in Queens Village and one in Brentwood, both offering transitional residential living to 50 individuals. Our Queens Village site is comprised of 22 single studio apartments and 14 two-bedroom apartments. Our Brentwood location offers 50 single bedrooms with shared cooking and bathrooms. On-site staffing is provided 24-hours a day, 7 days a week with additional security personnel from 4pm-8am. Services include: medication monitoring and symptom management, community integration including transportation training, banking, shopping, socialization, linkages to psychiatric and medical services in the community, linkages to employment/educational services, etc. These residences have activities lounges, libraries, computer rooms, and cafés.
Our Irving Berkowitz Residence has a specific 8-bed temporary housing program, the Service Planning Unit, specifically for individuals from acute hospitals to assist with integration back into the community while awaiting a more permanent placement via the SPA system for housing.
Intensive Supportive Apartments (aka Apartment Treatment)
Residents reside in apartments with one or two housemates in the community and housing counselors visit several times a week, depending on each individual’s needs and preferences. Services include: medication monitoring and symptom management, community integration including transportation training, banking, shopping, socialization, linkages to psychiatric and medical services in the community, linkages to employment/educational services, etc.
To Apply for Housing
Individuals can initiate a housing application in Nassau and Suffolk Counties via completion of a Single Point of Access (SPA) application found at http://www.spahousingli.org/doc/Application.pdf
Individuals in any borough of NYC can initiate the application process via completion of an HRA-2010e application with a service provider who has access to the web-based application site.
Call our Central Intake Department at 1-877-INTAKES (1-877-468-2537)
Mobile Residential Support Team (MRS)
The MRS team provides intensive support services to individuals who reside in Nassau County Scattered Site Supportive Housing within the SPA Housing system. The goal of the MRS team is to ensure clients can maintain their housing, further develop community skills, and increase their independence. Services are individualized, client centered and provided within their home and throughout the community. The team is comprised of staff working as a multidisciplinary teamincluding a Program Coordinator, Registered Nurse, and Peer Specialist. MRS staff is available 7 days a week, Monday-Friday 8am-6pm and on the weekends and holidays 9am-5pm. Staff are on-call 24/7.
Services offered from MRS include:
For additional information on the MRS program please contact: 631-299-2530 ext. 5111
Residential Transitional Support (RTS)
The RTS team provides intensive and enriched services for individuals residing in Suffolk County. The team serves individuals living in various housing types including Supportive Scattered Site Housing, Community Residences and CR-SROs as well as living in the community looking to either move into SPA housing or remain in the community stably. The goal of RTS is to work with individuals to assist in developing the necessary skills to obtain or maintain their independence. Individuals can be seen frequently, on average 1-2 times a week; however more intensive and frequent supports can be provided when necessary. Each individual creates a person-centered service plan and chooses the services they will work on with the RTS team.
Federation of Organizations has two RTS teams, one serving Eastern Suffolk and one serving Western Suffolk. Each team is comprised of Masters level behavioral health workers, RNs, LPNs, direct care staff, and peer specialists. RTS staff is available 7–days a week, Monday-Friday 8am-9pm and on the weekends and holidays 9am-5pm. Staff are on-call 24/7.
Services Offered include:
To apply: Fill out an RTS Referral Form and send to the information listed on the form. Please include a copy of the most recent psychosocial, psychiatric summary and physical.
For additional information on the RTS program please contact: 631-299-2530 ext. 5111