Project Live, Inc. (PLI) is a private non-profit agency that provides a wide range of residential, rehabilitation, support and vocational services to adult mental health consumers from Essex County, New Jersey.
Housing & Rehabilitation:
The Housing & Rehabilitation program is varied and flexible, tailored to individual needs. The Group Homes are staffed 24-hours a day with dedicated professionals who help residents learn the skills they will need to manage their own households.
MICA stands for Mentally Ill Chemically Addicted. Some of Project Live’s group homes were developed specifically for MICA consumers. Some of Project Live’s group homes were developed specifically for MICA consumers and have on-site services to address the residents’ goals to remain free from drug and alcohol use.
This program includes an apartment building and several homes in attractive, residential neighborhoods. All facilities are well maintained, and the tenants work together to keep the home clean and beautiful.
Supportive Services are designed to help Project Live residents successfully navigate the change from transitional-supervised with support services of varying degrees living to permanent-independent living.
Staff is available 24 hours a day to assist consumers in basic skills and activities of daily living.
Designed for consumers capable of performing activities of daily living with minimal supervision. Fosters continued growth towards independent living. Each Transitional Residence provides room for 4-5 residents and has residential supervision available on a 12 to 24-hour-a-day basis. Residences are organized following a community living model. Each individual is responsible for his/her own area and agrees to perform chores which are assigned to him/her by the community. Consumers reside in the program for a period not to exceed 18-24 months. The Transitional Residences represent the most basic component of the program. Time is spent learning the basic skills or community living. When these skills have been developed, the individual is ready to move into a more advanced living situation. This may include placement in a semi-supervised setting or a self-leased/independent living situation.
Seniors 24 Hour Group Home:
Age 55 or older. Organized following a community living model. The group home provides room for 12 residents and residence supervisors who are on site on a 24-hour basis. Residences are organized following a community living model. Each individual is responsible for his/her own area, and agrees to perform chores which are assigned to him/her by the community. The Group Home is a long-term living situation designed to assist consumers in maintaining the highest possible level of independence.
Designed to assist homeless mental health consumers. Supportive supervision is provided for activities of daily living, medication monitoring and case management. Intensive case management services actively pursue the availability of community services to fill the needs of the consumer. The goal of permanent housing is to assist the consumers to remain independent and minimize rehospitalization.
East Orange Hospital
33 Evergreen Ave.
East Orange, NJ 07019
PATH is an outreach program run out of East Orange General Hospital, serving individuals with mental illness who are at risk for or are homeless. We provide permanent housing and case management services. We link clients to services, provide housing options for the homeless, and assist individuals on the street with personal care items (food, blankets, scarves, gloves, etc.) Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm.
Advanced Housing, Inc.-
100 First St. Suite 203
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Advanced Housing, a Community Housing Development Organization, is a provider of supportive housing and services throughout Northern New Jersey. Since its development in 1997, the agency has developed multiple properties of affordable, lease-based housing. The agency uses a scatter-site approach and all of the units are integrated into the community, near shopping and transportation. In addition, the agency provides services to additional people who are renting apartments from private landlords.
Supportive Living Program: This program is geared toward people who are transitioning from group homes or lengthy hospitalizations and have achieved a relative level of independent living skills. A limited supply of scatter-site, agency-owned housing is available for this program.
Advance Consumer Choice and Empowerment Program: This program is an option to group home placement for people ready for discharge from Greystone Park Psychiatric hospital who are choosing to live in more independent situations. Services are provided by a residential intensive support team capable of meeting the consumers’ needs in the community 24 hours a day.
Advance Supportive Housing Program: This program is geared towards homeless adults with mental illness. Consumers receive affordable housing plus an array of case management services.
Special Case Management: This program provides case management services to individuals on a fee for service basis who are not typically eligible for the agency’s other programs. Services can include case management, consulting, and managing Special Needs Trusts.
Affordable Housing Resource Center: This program responds to an individual’s need for housing. Team members provide information and/or a direct housing search to individuals with mental illness. Information can include training on the apartment search process, Section 8 process, credit reports, interviewing skills in dealing with landlords, tenant responsibilities, and various other housing issues. The direct apartment search can include setting up appointments to see apartments, transportation, lease signing, and any additional information that is needed to secure affordable housing.
Collaborative Support Programs of NJ-
Northern Region Office
404 Clifton Ave.
Clifton, NJ 07015
Supportive Housing links affordable housing with supportive services, assisting people with special needs to live stable and independent lives in community settings.
The housing is:
Affordable for persons who are low income
Independent with every tenant having a lease with the responsibility for paying rent
Permanent with occupancy provided as long as the tenant pays rent and complies with lease terms
Boarding Homes A Boarding Home is a privately run residence, with staffing twenty fours hours a day. It is open to any adult 18 and over and it is not restricted only to individuals with mental illness. Rents vary.
Each boarding home below will be identified as either “RHCF” (Residential Health Care Facility), “C”, or “B.” The following table will help identify what services are offered at each boarding home.