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Residential Services

Residential Services

Park Center offers safe, affordable housing for people who have mental illness and substance use disorders.

Types of Housing

The Residential Services program is the largest housing program for people who have mental illness and substance use disorders in the Nashville area. Our staff understands that many people have difficulty maintaining housing, so comprehensive support services are offered to residents to meet those challenges. Three types of housing are offered:

  • Independent - permanent and affordable houses or apartments
  • Supported - supervised living in a group setting with staff on duty 24 hours a day (separate male and female houses)
  • Homeless shelter for women (Safe Haven) - transitional housing for eight (8) women

Services

  • Staff on call 24/7
  • Rental assistance
  • Regular visits from Residential Services staff
  • Welcome Home kits for all residents
  • Full-time maintenance staff
  • Medication management
  • Employment services
  • Transportation assistance
  • Access to all other Park Center programs and services

Independent housing

  • For adults with a diagnosis of severe and persistent mental illness
  • Must be sober for at least six (6) months (or three months if in treatment)
  • No insurance requirements
  • Must be able to pay rent (ranging from $300-$400 per month) and daily living expenses
  • Cannot be a sex offender

Supported housing

  • For adults with a diagnosis of severe and persistent mental illness
  • Requires TennCare and rent payment of $500 per month (includes food and utilities)
  • No time limit to services. However, TennCare must continue to authorize resident's eligibility.
  • Cannot be a sex offender

Homeless shelter for women (Safe Haven)

  • For homeless, unaccompanied women, ages 18 and over, with a diagnosis of severe and persistent mental illness
  • Must be literally homeless at least three (3) out of the last six (6) months (or homeless prior to entering a facility)
  • No income or insurance required (but if resident has income, rent will be 30% of income)
  • Cannot be a sex offender
  • Residents must focus on securing income, whether by employment or disability benefits
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A completed Referral form and release of information are required. To complete the online Referral form, click on the Make A Referral button.

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