Why Supportive Housing is Beneficial to Young People in Recovery

  • Posted at Apr 6, 2023
  • Written by Rebecca
Why Supportive Housing is Beneficial to Young People in Recovery

Yellowbrick offers a residential opportunity for young people in our care that allows them to take advantage of the benefits of supportive housing known as The Residence. But, why is supportive housing for young people in recovery from mental health issues important to consider? And, what are the benefits young people can expect from choosing a program like The Residence during their time in treatment for mental health issues?

What is Supportive Housing?

Supportive housing is a residential program for people who are getting help for mental health issues like trauma, addiction, depression, and more. It provides a safe and supportive place to live so that individuals can better focus on their treatment. It can also be a great option to utilize if people choose a treatment program out of their hometown or even state. Most supportive housing environments have rules set in place to help people who are using this program remain motivated and committed to treatment. And, residents of supportive housing programs are required to also contribute to household duties in order to develop the skills an emerging adult needs to be confident in living in mental health recovery after treatment concludes.

Benefits of Choosing Supportive Housing at the Residence

When a young adult who is using or has used treatment services at Yellowbrick needs housing as they can’t transition to individual housing or live at home, they can opt to enroll in housing provided by The Residence. Some of the benefits of living at The Residence include:

Relationship Building: The Residence at Yellowbrick offers emerging adults the opportunity to live with peers who are also working on healing from mental health issues. This allows for the building and managing of healthy relationships with newly found skillsets for relationship building learned throughout treatment. And, can help to provide individuals in recovery with relationships that can form a supportive community that is imperative for growth in recovery.

Safety: When emerging adults are in or have just completed treatment for mental health issues, they may be vulnerable to relapse or unable to live on their own without putting their safety in jeopardy. A supportive housing program provides a safe environment as it can reduce the risk of relapse and offer continuing support for young adults who are in recovery for mental health issues.

Help for the Future: Young adults who enroll in the Residence have the option of utilizing a number of ongoing resources including job search and training. This can include resume-building, interview training, and more. Using these supportive resources can help to allow people living at the Residence to feel more confident about moving forward with their lives.

Learning More About The Residence

Feel that having the support of a residential supportive housing program can boost your success with mental health recovery? The Residence is located in Evanston, IL, and offers 3-bedroom apartments and an upgraded garden apartment that are completely furnished and ready to move in. If you feel that having this kind of support would be good for you or a young adult loved one, please reach out to us to learn more by calling 866-234-0222.

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