St. Louis Permanent Supportive Housing
|Location||Who we help|
|St. Louis, Missouri||All of the men and women in this program suffer from a serious and persistent mental illness and chronic homelessness.|
|How we help||How to volunteer or get involved|
|Individuals with disabilities||St. Louis Director Suzanne Kenyon, 314-766-2748, Project Coordinator, Rich LaPlume 314-539-1788|
|Contact details||About us|
|Sponsor a client in housing, donate your time or cleaning/household supplies, help with office duties||Our team of six is out in the community every day, visiting clients to meet their needs and support them to maintain their housing|
Depaul USA houses and supports more than 75 chronic, disabled homeless men and women in scattered-site, one-bedroom apartments in the city of St. Louis.
All of clients in this program suffer from a serious and persistent mental illness. Additionally, 90% have a co-occurring disorder of chronic health issue, addiction, developmental disability and/or HIV. Many of our clients have not been able to be successful in the traditional care system and are without income and/or on fixed, low monthly income from a disability program.
The population we serve are frequent users of vital community resources. For example, many end up in the criminal justice system and hospital emergency rooms at high rates. Additionally, individuals in our program typically use over 50% of the resources set aside to serve all the homeless in the area. This group can be difficult to connect with in outreach initiatives and staying in their housing is a challenge for them. However, it not only benefits the individuals by getting them in stable and safe housing, it benefits the community at large.
Our program allows these individuals to have a place to call home and a stake in their community.