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COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH

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Vocational Services

A stable job provides many things: income, the opportunity for social interaction and the satisfaction that comes with living a productive life. Our vocational services assist persons with disabilities and/or economic barriers find the fringe benefits and sense of self that comes with being employed.

  • Strength assessments and vocational evaluations
  • Training in application, resume and interview skills
  • Career exploration and job training
  • On- and off-the-job assistance
  • Transportation to and from the site.

In addition to providing services to job seekers in Harvey, Marion and McPherson counties, we also help employers find competent, motivated applicants and assist with personnel paperwork. Other benefits to employers include:

  • Expanded labor pool reflecting a range of talent and diversity
  • Enhanced community image
  • Ongoing support, training and personal assistance
  • Ongoing relationships
  • Education and consultation in managing a diverse workforce
  • Services are free of charge, with no obligation

Adult Residential Services

In times of trouble, finding peace can start with something as basic as having a roof over your head. Prairie View’s adult residential services can provide adults with mental illness assistance and their families with shelter during troubled times. Our services include shared living, homeless prevention, interim housing, leasing, rental assistance and more.

Shared living: For individual adults with severe and persistent mental illness only

  • One-year lease agreement
  • Live with up to five other people in an all-men’s or all-women’s environment
  • Offers skill-building services
  • Rent and program fees apply
  • Preference given to residents of Harvey, Marion and McPherson counties
  • HUD-funded subsidy

Leasing program: One-year lease agreement for individuals only

  • Must be homeless as defined by HUD
  • Must have a diagnosed mental illness
  • Furniture and household items provided
  • Zero-rent obligation for six months, then tenant pays a maximum of 30% of their income toward rent
  • Program and landlord expectations apply

Tenant-based Rental Assistance: Families eligible, but head of household must be an adult with a severe and persistent mental illness

  • 24-month rental subsidy program
  • Tenant pays maximum of 30% of monthly adjusted income toward rent
  • Must reside in Harvey, Marion or McPherson county
  • $100,000 in subsidy available

Supported housing funds: For adults with a severe and persistent mental illness only — individuals or families may apply

  • Limited funding for housing start-up costs and emergency assistances
  • Individuals or families may apply

Additional criteria may apply to qualify for these programs. For additional information, or to make a referral, contact:

Megan Thompson
Housing Program Coordinator
(316) 281-6785

FOR MORE INFORMATION

To make an appointment or to obtain more information call 1-800-992-6292 and ask for the specialty area. If a therapist is not immediately available, you may leave a confidential voice mail. Please leave your telephone number, a time when you are available for a call, and whether Prairie View can identify itself when your call is returned. Some initial information will be taken over the telephone and an appointment for an evaluation can be scheduled at that time, if requested.