Hiawatha Bluffs Living is a permanent adult supportive housing facility developed to assist individuals with serious mental illness, with or without substance abuse issues, who are experiencing barriers to securing stable community living. The facility has 20 fully furnished one bedroom apartments with staff members on site 24 hours a day.
The goal of supportive housing is to help people become as self-sufficient as possible. Hiawatha Valley Mental Health staff members work with residents to assist them in becoming stable and productive members of their community while working on independent living skills.
• 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.
If you would like more information on Hiawatha Bluffs Living or to make a referral, please call (507) 454-1046