Aggressive Treatment and Relapse Prevention (ATARP) supported housing program serves single adults and families referred by DMH. The individuals served in this program are homeless, some chronically, who also have a co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorder. This program serves 11 transition aged adults with or without dependent minor children. The program provides intensive, community-based clinical outreach and access to support staff 24 hours per day/7 days per week, including assistance in accessing treatment and other supportive resources so that the individuals can achieve recovery.
The Bridge provides excellent supervision (both individual and group), as well as various trainings in which to obtain CEU’s, and opportunities for advancement. The Bridge is an eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program and provides some tuition reimbursement for continuing education.
Housing Specialists are responsible for maintaining a caseload of up to five individuals and families, assisting them with obtaining permanent housing, budgeting, and obtaining entitlements for which they qualify. The Housing Specialist must be able to provide transportation, community outreach and attend monthly meetings through the Central Mass Housing Alliance.