SHELDON TERRACE APARTMENTS
New Haven Building - Tenants to get New Life
In October 2007, Continuum of Care, Inc. was awarded a US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 811 grant in the amount of $1.6 million to acquire and rehabilitate a multi-unit apartment complex in New Haven. Continuum of Care, Inc. unveiled Sheldon Terrace Apartments' newly renovated, supportive housing units during its Grand Opening on August 31, 2011. This 10-unit building houses 20 persons with psychiatric disabilities in permanently subsidized units.
In October 2010, Continuum of Care became the lead agency in a five (5) year Mental Health Transformation grant awarded to the State from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The goal of this program is to expand and enhance services for adults with serious mental illness living in permanent supportive housing; to transform how mental health services are organized, managed, and delivered. Continuum of Care, through the CT Mental Health Transformation Collaborative, leveraged the use of Sheldon Terrace Apartments in offering permanent supportive housing to 20 individuals towards its goal of permanently housing 125 individuals over 5 years. In addition to developing additional units of housing, the SAMHSA grant provides funding for providing trauma-informed care, primary healthcare integration, employment, and peer support services to clients living in existing housing with five (5) other supportive housing providers in New Haven. Additionally, Continuum, through its Continuum Home Healthcare (CHH) division, will expand its capacity to coordinate and deliver home healthcare services to individuals in supportive housing programs throughout New Haven.
The goal of this housing program is to successfully transition individuals with serious mental illness into stable and affordable permanent housing. Case management will be provided for added support to those individuals along with their new permanent housing. Continuum of Care has staff on site to offer individualized case management plans, employment assistance, and medical services that allow tenants to live independently in the community.