Thirty years of providing housing has taught us that providing homes without “wrap around” support services results in people slipping back into homelessness.
Our staff of case managers, building managers and mental health specialists create a unique care plan for each resident and work with our community social services partners to address the individual needs of those who live here.
At Plymouth, we’ve implemented innovative ways to bring homeless people rapidly off the streets and into safe, stable, permanent homes.
In the first year of residence we provide intensive care and oversight and then tailor on-going programs for each resident as they regain stability and begin to heal from the trauma of homelessness.
Key Plymouth support programs include:
This innovative program provides six months of intensive stabilization support for medically-compromised homeless people who are just coming in from the community medical/emergency care system. Most of these people have struggled with homelessness for many years.
All new residents transitioning from a chaotic life on the streets first enter this program where they receive intensive support and counseling to help them acclimate to a new, stable life in a permanent apartment.
This program provides on-going support for all residents after their initial year of residency. Services include counseling, mentoring, classes and social activities, as well as referrals to local services like job training and medical care.
Residents coming out of the King County Jail System for misdemeanor crimes are referred to Plymouth for permanent housing. This program works with the King County Justice System to address any legal issues and to help monitor residents as they begin to rebuild their lives and seek employment and counseling.
This program gives residents the opportunity to gain job skills by training them as front desk staff, maintenance workers and janitorial staff. Many permanent Plymouth employees started in the On-Call Program.
When a resident remains stable and independent for a year or more, they have the opportunity to apply to live in a more independent living situation. Two Plymouth buildings, Haddon Hall, and the David Colwell Building, are part of the HOP program.
Plymouth administers a federal government housing program for King County that provides Section 8 housing vouchers to low-income people. We assist people in finding appropriate market-rate housing, administer their payments, and ensure that they receive the appropriate care. Approximately 600 people are served by the Shelter Plus Care Program.