DMHS contracts with and provides funding to residential and supportive housing providers in each county. These services are listed in our publication of services under Residential Services, Homeless Services and Supportive Housing. This list of agencies is available by clicking here.
For more information on available affordable housing, please visit the N.J. Housing Resource Center for a listing of available rental units and landlords.
Definitions of DMHS Contracted Residential, Homeless and Supportive Housing Resources:Residential Services: DMHS licensed and contracted residential settings which offer regular staff supervision for consumers, for the purpose of assisting with activities of daily living and providing support and supervision, as needed.
Residential setting include group homes, apartments and family care homes. N.J.A.C. 10:37A
Programs for Assistance in the Transition from Homelessness (PATH): Services provided to individuals suffering from serious mental illness, or suffering from serious mental illness and from substance abuse, and who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Case management services include preparing a plan for the provision of mental health services; providing assistance in obtaining and coordinating social and maintenance services, including those related to daily living activities, income support services, transportation, habilitation and rehabilitation services, prevocational and vocational services, and housing services (Source: Public Health Services Act, Sect. 522 [290cc-221].
Supportive Housing: A program under contract with DMHS which offers residential placements to consumer residents with diagnoses of serious mental illness, either directly by a Provider agency or by agreement with another entity (RHCF, boarding home, etc.). Unless residing at home with family, or in a boarding care facility, each consumer resident signs a lease or sublease and receives mental health supportive services from the Provider agency which can be 24 hours a day, as needed. The consumer resident is responsible for lease payments, safety, cleanliness, property protection, etc. and bears the responsibility for those aspects of residential living. The consumer resident has the key to the home and has control over access to it. No lease shall contain the provision of mandatory mental health program participation as a requirement for the consumer resident. N.J.A.C. 10:37A.