Homeless mentally ill clients may move to our supported transitional housing program, where they pay 30% of their income for rent and can stay as long as two years. This affordable option is the only chance some of our clients have to maintain housing while obtaining disability benefits or trying to find a job.
Wooley House provides a combined 14 units of transitional housing. It has live-in resident managers and all residents receive support services from a mental health counselor who meets with each resident, conducts weekly house meetings, and facilitates shared resident activities.
Wooley House and Stephenson Place provide sixteen units of permanent housing with individual rooms with shared bathrooms, and a common living room and kitchen. Residents may live here permanently and continue to receive services from a mental health counselor dedicated to helping them maintain residential stability.
The majority of the funding for the Transitional and Permanent Supported Housing comes from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development with additional funding provided by the cities of Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks, private foundations and contributions.