Launched in 2018, the Sojourner House MOMS Supportive Housing Program offers transitional housing and comprehensive support services to families in recovery for up to one year. At the Sojourner House MOMS Supportive Housing Program participants work to maintain abstinence, mental health stability, gain housing and employment. The program also works to achieve greater self-sufficiency by working side-by-side with what is most precious to them: their children.
In this program, families live in apartments and receive home-based, intensive case management services. Supportive Housing at MOMS is on a shared occupancy AGREEMENT, that being said, participants will be sharing an apartment. In shared housing, an assisted family shares a unit with the other resident or residents of the unit. The unit may be a house or an apartment. MOMS staff will pair person’s based on family size, custody/agreements, and other available factors.
Our service philosophy is family-focused. We want to help a family to achieve its goals by providing safe and affordable transitional housing, support services, necessary referrals for the family, and an atmosphere of community encouragement.
Individuals eligible for Sojourner House MOMS Supportive Housing Program:
- Must be homeless and referred by a homeless transitional, drug & alcohol residential, or mental health treatment program
- Must have at least 90 days clean
- Able to provide documentation of 90 days treatment attendance or successful completion of a treatment program
- All units are 3 bedrooms; therefore individuals must have a minimum of two children
- The head of household may be male or female with custody of at least one child and/or be pregnant
- Parent(s) (aged 18 years or older) must provide proof of custody of at least one child and/or a current reunification plan for non-custodial children
- Dually diagnosed with drug and/or alcohol addiction and a mental health disorder
If you have a loved one in need of treatment or are a referring social agency, we’ll walk you through the admissions process.
For information about the program, please call Sojourner House MOMS at 412-361-1213, ext. 202.
In addition, applicants must be willing to meet program expectations and work toward:
- Drug &/or alcohol recovery
- Mental health recovery
- Employment and training
- Family and personal self-sufficiency
Sojourner House MOMS Supportive Housing Program supports people who are in early recovery from addiction and mental illness along with their children. During their stay families receive:
- Safe, affordable housing for up to one year
- Job readiness and educational opportunities
- Assistance finding housing and other community resources
- Case management and referrals to community resources
- Life skills and parenting counseling
- Educational, recreational, and addiction prevention activities for the children