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Housing

Putnam County Housing Corporation (Section 8 Housing)
11 Seminary Hill Road
Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-8493

www.putnamhousing.com
Email: puthousing@aol.com

Offers Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 Rental Housing Subsidy, HUD Counseling agency to assist consumers with housing issues.
Special Programs:
   Welcome Home Program to provide free furniture and house wares to those in need.

Search for Change, Inc.
Supervised or supportive living environment with varying levels of intensity
95 Church Street, Suite 200
White Plains, New York, 10601

914-428-5600

www.searchforchange.com

Westchester Location Putnam Location
95 Church Street Suite 200 155Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601 Brewster, NY 10509
914-428-5600 845-279-8113
Restricted to Putnam County residents

Search for Change is a not-for-profit organization that provides residential and vocational services to adults in recovery from mental illness. The mission of the agency is based on the principles of psychiatric rehabilitation and the goal is to assist individuals to identify and obtain valued roles within the community.
Payment Terms: SSI, SSD, Medicaid, and private pay
Eligibility: Individuals must carry a primary diagnosis of mental illness as defined by the DSM-IV. A secondary diagnosis of substance abuse/chemical addiction will also be accepted. All referrals are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Special Programs:
   SFC offers 24-hour Community Residential, Apartment Treatment and Supported Housing Programs in Westchester and Putnam Counties. Residential Services: SFC operates a number of OMH licensed residential programs located throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties. These are transactional housing programs with the goal being to aid individuals in making informed choices in living, working and social environments and teach the skills individuals need to be successful and satisfied in those chosen environments.
   Respite & Hospital Diversion Services: SFC provides a temporary stay (up to 14 days) bed which includes 24-hour supervision and support for individuals who are experiencing acute symptoms and who might be at risk of inpatient hospitalization. Also offers step-down services for individuals who are ready to leave the inpatient setting, but require additional support and supervision to aid them with their transition back into the community.
   Private Case Management: Services are offered to individuals not enrolled in any of SFCs other programs and living on their own, and include ongoing, in-home support, supervision, advocacy, linkage with treatment and rehabilitation providers as jointly determined by participants, families and staff.
   Vocational Services: SFC offers vocational rehabilitation services to assist people with psychiatric disabilities to choose, obtain and maintain employment, vocational assistance to prepare individuals for a return to the work force, and vocational training including computer training and internship program.

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