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Program Name

Scatter Site Permanent Housing

Program Director

Marie Alphonse
MarieA@uniquepeopleservices.org

Year Opened

1992

Contracted Census

229

Impact

The Scatter Site Permanent Housing program comprises of a diligent, hard working staff whose focus is to provide housing , intensive case management, mental health, substance abuse and recreational services to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. The staff assess our residents for the appropriate referral needs and services, such as: home health aide, home making services, school, job trainings & placement, physical rehabilitation, substance abuse services, mental health counseling, escort services, financial budgeting and medical monitoring. We also provide therapeutic support groups and recreational events to help meet the holistic needs of our residents. The focal point is to provide support and assist our residents improve their daily life functioning by providing a variety of services which allows them to maintain their apartments and to assimilate back into the community.

Recent Work

The development of the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program which expands our ability to reach additional individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

Future Goals

To enhance the programs through the process of acquiring additional units, job preparedness, computer training, additional funding sources, clothing closet for residents. This is an addition to assisting at least five percent of our residents graduate to independent living.