Homelessness has many culprits — unemployment, tragedy, inflation, addictions and more. But one that we do not often think about is mental illness.
Did you know that, according to federal statistics, 26% of the homeless population is considered chronically mentally ill?
That is why Star of Hope is proud to introduce our New Haven program. New Haven offers permanent supportive housing and services for single women and men who are diagnosed with mental illness or who experience co-occurring disorders (mental illness AND substance abuse issues).
“I continue to be humbled by the multiple problems these women have battled in their lives. If you ever had any doubt that what you are doing makes a difference, you can lay that worry aside. I see the changes in your clients at every session. As they regain their dignity and self-reliance in a safe environment, they are able to manage their mental health issues much more effectively,” said Dr. Robert Dickenson (facilitator of “Health Chat with Dr. Rob” for the New Haven program).
Your support ensures women and men who suffer from mental illness are not abandoned, but have a NEW HOPE for life!
“Without the support of the New Haven program, I would still be homeless, hopeless and mentally unstable. With the resources and support the program has provided to me, I am successful and happy. I graduated with a certification in medical billing and coding and have a new job.” — Regina, New Haven client