Hiawatha Bluffs Living is a permanent adult supportive housing project developed to assist individuals with serious mental illness, with or without substance abuse issues, who are experiencing barriers to securing stable community living.
The goal of the project is to help people become as self-sufficient as possible. Program staff work with individuals to assist them to become stable and productive members of their community.
The Hiawatha Bluffs Living Service Package Includes:
• 20 fully furnished one bedroom apartments
• 24 hour staff
• Independent Living Skills/ARMHS
• Intensive Case Management
• Resident Council
• An individual must be a resident of the CREST region (Winona, Wabasha, Goodhue, Fillmore, Houston, Steele, Dodge, Waseca, Mower, Olmsted Counties).
• An individual must meet at least one of the following:
- Committed as MI or MI/CD twice or had a commitment extended.
- Treated in an IRTS twice.
- Due to Mental Health symptoms or behaviors the individual has had repeated involvement with law enforcement.
- He or she has been admitted to an inpatient psychiatric unit at least twice.
- He or she has experienced long term homelessness as defined by lacking a permanent place to live continuously for a year or more or at least four times in the past three years.
- The individual is at risk of long-term homelessness due to being faced with a situation or set of circumstances that is likely to cause the household to become homeless in the future.