Supportive Housing Services
Working to end homelessness — that is the mission of the Project Home and Youngdahl supportive housing programs. Through these programs, South Central Human Relations Center provides a variety of services across a five-county area for people currently experiencing homelessness.
Once Project Home engages homeless individuals, youth and families, our staff works with them for as long as it takes to return them to self-sufficiency. This includes providing assistance that ranges from outreach, to offering permanent supportive housing so that people with a mental illness can become stable and productive members of their communities.
- Outreach and engagement
- Location of stable housing
- Mental health services
- Intensive case management and coordination of community services
- Benefit assistance
- Health screenings and medical care
- Employment and training
- Parenting skills and children’s services
To learn more about the Project Home supportive housing program, please contact one of our staff members. For more information, you can also visit Hearth Connection.
Project Home Contact Information:
The new Youngdahl facility provides permanent housing to homeless individuals residing in Dodge, Steele or Waseca County, and the CREST Adult Mental Health Initiative Counties of Southeastern Minnesota (Steele, Dodge, Waseca, Mower, Olmsted, Houston, Fillmore, Winona, Wabasha or Goodhue). Youngdahl is a 16-unit building is designed to assist adults with a mental illness who are experiencing barriers to securing stable housing for themselves.
This supportive housing facility is staffed 24 hours a day, and offers residents a variety of services, including:
- Case Management
- Independent Living Skills
- Budgeting/Resident Council
Supportive Housing works with individuals that are long-term homeless with severe mental illness along with clients that are at risk of becoming homeless.
- Outreach and engagement services
- Assisting clients with obtaining a housing subsidy
- Assisting clients in obtaining housing of their choosing
- Assistance in maintaining stable housing
- Connecting them with needed support services
- Residents of Steele, Dodge, or Waseca county
- An individual that meets the criteria for long term homeless; 1 year continuous or 4 separate occasions in the last 3 years.
- We also serve those that are at risk of becoming homeless.
- Has a severe mental illness that is verified by a mental health professional.
Supportive Housing Eligibility Criteria:
- Resident of Dodge, Steele, Waseca, Rice or Freeborn county
- An individual or family who has continuously been on the street or in a shelter for one year or more
- An individual or family who has been on the street or in a shelter at least four times in the past three years
- An individual or family who has been “couch hopping” for at least one year (i.e., moving from one place to another with no permanent place to stay)
- Willingness to work with a case manager and participate in ongoing mental and chemical health services
- Pay 30 percent of income, if applicable, toward rent and utility expenses
Youngdahl Living Apartments