CHAPS offers an array of supports and housing options for individuals and families who are homeless or near homeless. The goal of these services is to help persons in need with accessing and remaining in decent, affordable housing of their choice.
CHAPS' Housing Counseling, Homeless Outreach, and Advocacy Programs provide case management and support with accessing safe, affordable housing and establishing skills and resources needed to maintain housing. Supports include: addressing needs of immediate shelter, housing advocacy, locating housing, negotiating fair leases, resolving landlord-tenant issues, assistance with accessing benefits and resources, and referrals to other needed supports.
CHAPS also offers a variety of decent affordable housing options for persons in need. These options include: Housing Now, Shelter Plus Care, Family Housing Program, Fairweather Lodge, Transitional Apartment and assistance with accessing other affordable housing programs.
Fairweather Lodge Program
The Fairweather Lodge Program offers an affordable shared housing opportunity for those choosing to focus on employment, education and/or productive work. The Lodge provides an integrated program of vocational, mental health, and housing support to assist adults with mental illness in both their personal and working lives. Also, the Lodge helps its members in developing life skills, finding employment, and support in maintaining employment. Lodge staff work in partnership with members to achieve self-sufficiency and develop a natural support system.