W.I.S.H. (Women In Supported Housing) Program
WISH provides permanent, supportive housing for 20 homeless, dually diagnosed women (women who struggle with both drug and alcohol addiction and mental illness) and their children.
Housing is in leased, scattered site apartments and houses, and participation includes intensive support services. The focus is on assisting women with building and maintaining healthy support systems, managing their drug and alcohol and mental health recovery programs, and living independently. The goal is to assist families, particularly those who face the greatest barriers to independence, to achieve and sustain lasting self-sufficiency.
- Women who are homeless and are being referred by an emergency shelter, transitional housing program or other service provider
- Women must be dually diagnosed and be in treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues, with 5-6 months of clean time
- Women must have or be in the process of gaining custody of their dependent child(ren)
For more information or to request an application, please call 412-255-1162, 1-480-393-4301(fax).