Supported Independent Living (SIL Scattered and Congregate/HSP/HUD/COMPASS)
COMHAR’s SIL programs are available to individuals with severe mental illness (SMI).
- Counselors meet regularly with the members in their housing settings with a focus on recovery.
- Individuals receive support with transitioning into supported housing and gaining stability in their lives.
- Supports include medication monitoring, goal setting, mental health and substance use resources, and the development of life skills, e.g., leisure planning, budgeting, meal planning, and educational/vocational coordination.
Types of homes: SIL units are both congregate and scattered sites, primarily located in the Kensington and Northeast neighborhoods of Philadelphia with some units in West Philadelphia.
Eligibility: For most programs, members must be 18+ years of age and have a psychiatric disability and have a documented history of homelessness.