Referring Someone to the Supportive Living Program

PLACES serves potential Supportive Living Program clients from two referral sources:

  • Contract agencies of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board for Montgomery County:
    • Consumer Advocacy Model (CAM) program at Samaritan Behavioral Health, Inc.
    • Day-Mont Behavioral Health Care
    • Eastway Behavioral Healthcare Corporation
    • South Community Behavioral Healthcare
  • Homeless Solutions Policy Board’s centralized assessment process (Front Door), which takes place at:
    • St. Vincent de Paul Gettysburg Gateway for Men
    • St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter for Women and Families
    • Daybreak’s shelter
    • YWCA’s domestic violence shelter

A potential Supportive Living Program client referred by an ADAMHS Board contract agency must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a Montgomery County resident
  • Be diagnosed with a severe mental illness
  • Currently receive services from an ADAMHS Board community mental health center and primary case management services
  • Be able to live independently in the community
  • Demonstrate a need and a desire to participate in Supportive Living Program services

Documentation required for ADAMHS Board contract agency referrals:

  • Photo identification
  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Current diagnostic assessment
  • Current Individual Service Plan
  • A completed Authorization for Release of Information

A potential Supportive Living Program client referred through the Homeless Solutions Policy Board's centralized assessment process (Front Door) must:

Documentation required for Front Door referrals:

  • Photo identification
  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Proof of income or no income statement
  • Certificate of homelessness and disability
  • Lease with subsidy amount

Process for all referrals:

  • A PLACES Supportive Living Program case manager will contact the referring provider to schedule an intake meeting.
  • The referring provider must accompany the client to the intake meeting and be present to provide any necessary information and documentation.
  • The Supportive Living Program case manager will maintain ongoing communication with the referring provider to ensure continuity of care. 

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