The West Village Program, formerly of ALSO-Cornerstone, offers case management and rehabilitative services to 40 individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and who have a diagnosis of mental illness and/or substance abuse, or a history of substance abuse, or a history of substance abuse with at least a year in treatment. Services include obtaining subsidized housing, case management, social networking and access to community resources. Upon admission, clients are assigned a case manager who meets with the client at least weekly to provide assistance in activities of daily living, money management, medical transportation, entitlements, relapse and prevention techniques and individualized treatment planning. Staff is on duty from 8am to 6pm Monday through Friday and 9-5pm on the weekends. Clients have access to their case manager whenever necessary through office hours or through a pager system.
The West Village program offers Supportive Housing Services that include:
Relapse Prevention Techniques
Psycho-social Activities, such as bingo, life skills, and community outings
Clients are strongly encouraged to become involved in some type of community activity whether it is educational, vocational, or social in nature.
West Village is a partnership between The Connection and Alpha Community Services, a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA. The apartments are managed by The Community Builders of New Haven and the program is funded by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. In 2009, the West Village program received $2 million in funding over five years from the Federal Department of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to expand the program to 40 clients.
For more information about the West Village program, please contact Christina Jackson, Program Director, at (203) 786-5316, or via email at email@example.com.