Residential Services

Residential Services

The residential program at CEC Health Care remains dedicated to providing safe, secure and affordable housing to adults with Severe Mental Illness (SMI). The program consists of various levels of housing including Supportive Housing, Forensic Supportive Housing, Transitional Housing and Crisis Respite. Residential staff work with recipients on targeted goals to ensure that they remain supported in the community. The Care Coordination program provides community support to adults with SMI. Care Coordinators partner with recipients to help connect them to the care they want to improve their health and support network.

Treatment Apartment Program (TAP) for Adults With Serious Mental Illness

CEC Health Care awarded the opportunity to support a twenty-bed Program in Nassau County

While the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) continues to invest in community-based services to reduce the demand for psychiatric hospitalization and long lengths of stay in inpatient settings, they identified the need for additional residential opportunities to support this mission. Therefore, OMH issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) in June for the development and operation of up to 450 Treatment Apartment Program (TAP) housing units statewide.

CEC Health Care applied and was awarded the opportunity to support a twenty-bed Treatment Apartment Program in Nassau County. The CEC Health Care Apartment Treatment Program will provide transitional housing to adults (18 years or older) diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI) and/or co-occurring substance use disorders. The program aims to help decrease psychiatric hospitalizations, decrease use of Nassau County Mobile Crisis services, promote recovery, increase positive health outcomes, and enhance independent functioning and well-being for the target population. CEC Health Care aims to provide a unique, integrated, person-centered model of care and expand the services available in Nassau County to meet the unique needs of the target population.

Residents will be visited at least weekly and more often if needed, to provide person-centered care to residents to ensure continued success in the community. This housing is intended for adults with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) living in Nassau County. One can apply for this housing by submitting an application to the Nassau County Single Point of Access (SPA) for Adult Housing. Applications for licensed or funded housing by the New York State Office of Mental Health are processed through a single universal application. For additional information follow hyperlink or call 516-227-7057 .

To learn more about CEC Health Care and our new housing program please contact 516-266-9020 x4216.

CEC greatly appreciates NYS Office of Mental Health’s recognition of our agency’s dedication in providing quality housing to improve the health and reduce health care costs for the target population. CEC TAP will provide stable housing and supportive services to the underserved and recipients that are especially vulnerable and at risk to adverse outcomes due to difficulty securing/maintaining stable housing.

Supportive Housing – Independent Living Program

CEC provides over 150 permanent, safe, and affordable residential placements in our Supportive Scattered-Site Housing Program. This program offers rental assistance and support services to mental health consumers who are ready to live independently. In this program, individuals live in apartments or houses throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Housing Case Managers meet with individuals several times per month to work on the individual’s goals and assist with coordinating care and services. Specialized support services have been developed for families and for consumers who are homeless and/or who are deaf.

Enhanced Forensic Supportive Housing – Independent Living Program

This program provides housing and supportive services to adults with behavioral health and forensic involvement. Participants receive coordinated case management support to help stabilize their lives. Additional program services include housing advocacy, money management services, linkages to HIV prevention, access to benefits counseling/advocacy, workshop groups focused on teaching life skills, access to medical and oral health care, and access to behavioral health services.

Supervised Community Residences – Transitional Housing Program

CEC provides three single-site community residences. These residences provide group living for adults with on-site staffing, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.  Services include medication monitoring, symptom management, rehabilitative activities, and 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 opportunities. Community residences are located in Glen Cove, Glen Head, and East Hills.

Safe Harbor – Crisis Respite

This is a short-term residential setting with specialized support for adults 18 years or older who are experiencing a mental health or housing crisis. We provide 24-hour supervision in a warm safe environment. Safe Harbor’s goal is to provide emergency/respite housing and to work closely with case management to secure housing for individuals with a diagnosed mental illness who are in a situational crisis. We support the individual’s confidence and skills to improve their ability to safely work through their crisis and improve their living situation. Residents may stay from 1 to 28 days. For more information, please call Tanya Jackson-Edwards at 516-266-9020 x4218.

Safe Harbor: Applicants cannot be homeless upon admission. The discharge plan needs to be submitted in writing upon admission to ensure that the recipient can safely transition at end of a 28-day stay. The program fee is $500 for the 28-day stay with rent prorated if the actual stay is shorter/longer.

Mobile Residential Support Team (MRST)

CEC provides an enhanced level of support for individuals in the New York State Office of Mental Health scattered site supportive housing. The support team will consult with the tenant, his/her treatment team, and the Health Home to develop an individualized support plan. A CEC Health Care team member is available 7 days a week to provide in-home support services to help residents progress toward personal recovery. After six months of service, resident progress is formally evaluated to determine the need for continued service or lessened support. CEC Health Care MRST can serve adults in supported housing located in Nassau County.

For more information please call: (516) 266-9020 x4217.