Advance Housing Inc.: Housing, Community and Opportunity
Our Mission & Vision:
Advance Housing Inc.’s mission is to offer individuals an array of housing and wellness services to enhance community integrations and promote quality of life.
Advance Housing Inc. will strive to be the leader in supportive housing, wellness services, housing development and asset management. We will utilize data to demonstrate excellence, secure revenue resources, support growth and maintain financial viability. We will be dedicated to the pursuit of eradicating stigma and promoting positive change. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Advance Housing Inc. was started by consortium of mental health providers in order to meet the growing need for supportive housing services.
In 1997, we opened our doors with funding from the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to provide consumers an array of individualized support services coupled with affordable and normalizing living arrangements. Since then, the agency has received funding from various public and private sources and expanded its programs to individuals living with a mental illness throughout northern New Jersey.
The agency’s philosophy of making the program fit the consumer in its delivery of supportive housing services has empowered consumers with various needs to live independently in the community.
Services are provided via multi-disciplinary teams that utilize flexible, innovative approaches and work closely with other local providers in order to ensure collaborative service planning with consumers. Advance Housing is certified as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO).
Our housing services are composed of housing quality inspections, property and facilities management and managing rental subsides. In addition to managing our owned housing stock, the agency also develops new projects that range from new construction to acquisition and rehabilitation.
Staffing and Hours:
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Each program is staffed with a specially trained team in order to meet the diverse needs of consumers.
*Master’s Level Professionals
*Social Services Staff
*Substance Abuse Recovery Services
Staff are available to consumers 24 hours a day for emergencies. In case of psychiatric emergencies, consumers are encouraged to call the local Psychiatric Emergency Screening Center. Emergency maintenance in agency owned properties is available to residents through the Property Management Office.
For more information about the services we provide and/or referrals, please call (201) 498-9140 (Bergen County) or 973-940-8882 (Sussex County).
Supportive Living Program (SLP)
The Supportive Living Program is geared toward people are transitioning from group homes or lengthy hospitalizations and have achieved a relative level of independent living skills. The program provides consumers with mental health related challenges a choice of permanent, affordable and safe housing. Services are provided in Bergen and Sussex Counties.
Residential Intensive Support Team (RIST)
Offers consumers from Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital an opportunity to live independently in their own one bedroom apartments while also receiving intensive supportive services. Consumers are supported by a team that works in collaboration with external supports to provide the most effective individualized treatment services possible. Program services include rental assistance, vocational assistance, substance abuse recovery services, counseling and an array of other benefits. Services are provided in Bergen County.
The Homeless Service Team (HoST)
The Homeless Service Team program uses a holistic approach to help homeless adults with psychiatric disabilities achieve a better quality of life. The (HoST) team uses the Housing First model to move people from the streets and shelters to the safety of their own homes. Services are provided in Bergen County.
Aging Out Youth Program (AOV)
The Aging Out Youth Program provides permanent supportive housing services to young adults aging out of the Department of Children and Families and transitioning to the adult mental health system. Consumers work closely with a Youth Transition Specialist and a team to ensure stabilized housing and supportive services. Services are provided in Bergen and Passaic Counties.
Special Case Management
Special Case Management provides various services to individuals who are not typically eligible for the agency’s other programs. Services can include case management and consultation on a fee-for-service basis.
Medically Enhanced Supportive Housing Program (MESH)
The Medically Enhanced Supportive Housing Program provides supportive housing opportunities for individuals who have co-occurring medical conditions and psychiatric diagnoses. An Advance Practice Nurse, nursing staff and case management staff provide education and support to meet medical needs as well as assist in achieving a consumer’s optimal functioning in the activities of daily living. Services are provided in Sussex County.
Advance Counseling Center
The Advance Counseling Center offers an array of outpatient wellness services to support, enhance and improve quality of life for individuals and families. Individual, group and family therapy are provided as well as psychiatry services. Services are provided in our Bergen County location.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy assists individuals in relationship conflicts, managing difficult emotions, making impulsive or reactive decisions, avoiding responsibilities and feeling overwhelmed. DBT therapists work with clients to identify their personal strengths and build on them to increase self-confidence. DBT skills groups and individual therapy are provided in our Bergen County location.
We will continue to expand and strengthen the continuum of residential and case management services available to individuals in Bergen County who are diagnoses with a mental illness.
We will strive to maintain a consumer to staff ratio that will permit us to provide individualized, intensive services for as long as they are needed.
We will extend the unique combination of housing, supportive and crisis intervention services that we currently offer to adult population such as aging-out youth or dually diagnosed individuals.
We will stay committed to the highest professional and ethical standards in our dealings with consumers and the public as well as to the ongoing support and education of staff
We will treat all consumers, family members, staff and the community at large with respect, dignity and fairness.
Advance Housing Inc.
100 Hollister Road
Teterboro, NJ 07608
Telephone: (201) 498-9140
Fax (201) 498-9144
14 Main Street
Sparta, NJ 07860
Telephone: (973) 940-8882
Fax (973) 940-8879
Disclaimer: This information is taken directly from the Advance Housing Inc. pamphlet. I have never used the service before so I have no opinion either yes or no to how the program is or does. Please call the above numbers or email them for more information.