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Solutions for Supportive Homes is a group of families creating permanent homes where people with special mental health needs can live with community, purpose, and dignity.

PERMANENT .AFFORDABLE .SUPPORTIVE .HOMES

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Prevent homelessness

Support wellness

Promote stability

Contribute to communities

No single investment will do more to improve mental health care outcomes.

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HOW .DOES .IT .WORK?

Solutions for
Supportive Homes

organizes participants
and provides 
supportive services

Families and peers
form Limited Equity Housing Cooperatives
to permanently own
their homes 

Land trust partners

co-invest in properties to ensure sustainable affordability, access, 

and equity

Creating small homes in existing properties keeps investment low 

and logistics simple, enabling projects to succeed quickly.

THE .VERNON .STREET .PROJECT 

Our pilot residence is Vernon Street Project, a 9-unit building in the Adams Point neighborhood in Oakland. This welcoming Beaux Arts building offers private studios and apartments , a tree filled garden, a large community space for activities, and a space for the live-in residence assistant.

Individual apartments 

Bedroom 

Bath

Kitchen

Support

On-site Resident Assistant 

Community activities

Quiet Garden

Art programs 

Beaux Arts apartment building
Homes

HELP .CREATE .HOMES

We need your help to launch our next home!

As we grow and learn, our vision is to build a legal, financial, and community model
that enables many more families to create
permanent, affordable, supportive homes.
 

Solutions for Supportive Homes is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization (EIN 87-2551754)
Donations are tax-deductible.

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ARE YOU...

  • Living with a mental health disability, and frustrated by the absence of housing options that fit your needs?

  • A parent supporting an adult child with special mental health needs, worried about what will happen to them when you are gone?

  • A professional who cares about homelessness and disability justice, willing to contribute time and financial, legal, or technical skills?

  • A philanthropic representative, willing to hear more about our need for seed funding?

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We seek collaborators who agree that adults living with mental health disabilities

must be accorded the same respect, care, and financial support

as others living with lifelong disabilities. 

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OVERVIEW PRESENTATION

Melinda Henning, our Advocacy Lead,  presents at the Families for Supportive Homes meeting of statewide parents groups on April 1, 2021.

 

To participate or for more information, contact Melinda at melinda@melindahenning.com 

Presentation Summary

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HEAR FROM THE EXPERTS...

Watch the full expert panel discussion from the NAMI California 2020 Annual Conference. Senator Scott Wiener, Ian Adamson of Mateo Lodge, and Melinda Henning of S4SH discuss the challenges and the solutions for creating quality permanent supportive living environments.

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