Empowering People to Help Themselves
Continuum Care Center’s Program focuses on empowering men and women by helping them find immediate shelter or GRH supportive housing and works toward assisting with finding and maintaining long-term housing. CCC assists with stabilizing individuals with substance use disorders who may have co-occurring disorders while finding a pathways to recovery by connecting to resources, obtaining a consistent source of income, and helping individuals move to a more independent living situation.
The first step is to get a referral for a Housing Assessment with a County Assessor which is the process developed to ensure that all people experiencing a housing crisis have fair and equal access and are quickly identified, assessed for, referred, and connected to housing and assistance based on their strengths and needs. We want to assist in eliminating barriers to long-term recovery by providing referrals and resources to access assessments and care.
We provide Transitional housing referrals to those individuals who have substance abuse use disorders and/or co-occurring disorders at selective locations. Many of the programs offer not only supportive housing, but they also provide specialized services that will enable individuals to live more independently.
Most of the housing that is not transitional, is Group Residential Housing (GRH) which is a state-funded income supplement program that pays for room-and-board costs for low-income adults who have been placed in a licensed or registered setting with which a county human service agency has negotiated a monthly rate.
The assessment completed by a County Housing Assessor, will consider strategies for addressing financial or practical barriers to obtaining or maintaining housing, such as:
Extremely low income (less than 30 percent of Area Median Income)
Significant amount of medical debt
Negative tenant history
Prioritizing people who are most vulnerable or have the most severe service needs such as:
• Significant health or behavioral health challenges or functional impairments which require a significant level of support in order to maintain permanent housing;
• High utilization of crisis or emergency services, including emergency rooms, jails, and psychiatric facilities, to meet basic needs
• The extent to which people, especially youth and children, are un-sheltered
• Vulnerability to illness or death
• Risk of continued homelessness
• Vulnerability to victimization, including physical assault or engaging in trafficking or sex work