The mandate of Olmstead is to provide people with disabilities who have long been inappropriately institutionalized with the housing and support they need to be able to live in the most integrated setting possible.
The Ridgewood Supportive Housing consists of new construction of a three story apartment building that will contain twenty one (21) apartments for homeless individuals with a disability.
On January 24, 2012, a warm and sunny day, Vantage Health Systems was joined by friends and supporters for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Van Sciver Supportive Housing Residence.
The 2010 New Jersey Point in Time Count of the homeless found that only 33% of the individuals and families had been homeless for more than one year. In 2010, 26% reported being homeless at least four times in the last three years. In 2009 the number of respondents equaled 27%….
Myth 2: Building affordable and supportive housing brings people who are homeless to New Jersey. Respondents to the New Jersey 2010 Point in Time Count of the homeless reported that 85% of those surveyed resided in our state before becoming homeless. The reasons some individuals who are homeless move to new areas…