Thriving Mind Housing Department
Thriving Mind’s Housing Coordinator and Housing Peer work to increase and improve collaboration and coordination between Managing Entities, Local Homeless Coalitions, Designated Lead Agencies of Continuum of Care Plans, Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC), and other key state and local agencies as they relate to housing-related services.
We are committed to finding safe, affordable, stable housing for individuals with mental health and/or co-occurring diagnoses, ensuring that these individuals receive the necessary support services to be successful in the community; and increase the number of discharges from state mental health treatment facilities to stable community housing in lieu of discharges to community crisis stabilization units, to addiction receiving facilities, or to placements increasing the risk of subsequent homelessness.
Need housing assistance?
If you have questions regarding employment and housing opportunities, please ask the case manager or other staff at the community agency from which you are receiving services. Many of the mental health and/or substance abuse agencies have programs which may begin with sobriety and medication management and then progress to employment and housing assistance. If you are not linked to a community mental health center, refer to the section titled “Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC)” in this manual.
Supported housing/living services assist persons with substance abuse and mental health issues in the selection of housing of their choice. These services also provide the necessary services and supports to assure their continued transitioning and successful living in the community.