Women's Supportive Housing

Located in Newark, across from the historic Lincoln Park, Integrity House's supportive housing programs provide a safe place for women to continue working on their recovery.

Maintain Your Recovery in the Integrity Women’s Supportive Housing Program

Supportive Housing provides women and women living with their children with the tools and resources to achieve independence, build important life skills, and, most importantly, continue working on their recovery.

Our program offers:

  • Up to two years of residency;
  • Housing case management services to support the transition into independent housing;
  • Financial planning and housing information workshops in collaboration with community partners and local businesses;
  • Recovery support groups; and
  • Access to mental health and primary care services at the Integrity Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) in Newark.

The Role of Supportive Housing in Recovery

The period following substance use and/or mental illness treatment is a particularly vulnerable time for most individuals. In addition to working to maintain their recovery, many have to find new homes. Returning to their former living environments is not an option for various reasons, including a lack of family support and/or settings that can trigger a relapse. Some individuals might not have experience with independent living, lack the financial resources for traditional housing, or simply need additional support.

Research shows that supportive housing:

  • Effectively ends homelessness and increases housing stability. A large body of research shows that the vast majority of people who live in supportive housing are able to stay stably housed in the community.
  • Can reduce healthcare and other costs. Studies show that supportive housing can reduce the costs of healthcare systems, corrections, and other systems.
  • Can lead to better treatment outcomes. Those in supportive housing reduce their use of substances over time. Available studies indicate that supportive housing works at least as well – if not better than – other treatments available in the community to help people experiencing homelessness reduce their substance use.

Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition

Eligibility Requirements

Women must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Supportive Housing Program

  • Be 18 or over;
  • Have a diagnosis of a substance use disorder (SUD), mental illness, developmental disability, or chronic illness;
  • Have no more than two (2) children under the age of 10;
  • If diagnosed with an SUD, have been abstinent from substance use for a minimum of 1 year;
  • Income must not exceed the very low-income or extremely low-income thresholds established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD);
  • Have the ability to function independently;
  • Be legally competent to understand and sign an apartment lease and abide by the rules outlined in the lease;
  • Must fit HUD’s definition of homeless; and
  • Must be willing to be involved in supportive services available to all occupants.

For more information about the supportive housing program, including assistance with the screening form, please call (973) 623-0600 ext. 6596.

Complete the Supportive Housing Screening Form