Clusterd Apartments

Clustered Apartments allow for on-site monitoring and on-site interventions and treatment of individuals who require an intensive level of care and support, and who may require skills in the necessities of daily living. Clustered Apartments provide low income subsidized housing assistance to persons with disabilities, mental illnesses and/or poverty. 

Community Counseling Center's existing Boehme-Hinni Apartments constructed in 2012 in Cape Girardeau and New Morning Apartments constructed in 2008 in Fredericktown will become Clustered Apartments. The Boehme-Hinni Apartments in Cape Girardeau provide 10 individual apartments and the New Morning Apartments in Fredericktown provide 14 individual apartments. Both apartment complexes are 811 facilities supported with Section 8 Subsidies. Both meet HUD health and safety requirements and both are managed by MACO Property Managers. In addition to the above locations, Community Counseling Center has collaborative agreements and approval by Division of Mental Health to provide clustered apartment services at six additional locations in Ste. Genevieve, Perry, and Cape Girardeau counties.

Prior to admission, prospective clients are assessed by a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP). Persons entering the program must be 18 years of age and older and must meet eligibility requirements for Comprehensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center (CPRC). They also must exhibit a high degree of severity and chronicity of mental illness as underlined by:

 Failure in multiple community settings and/or

  • History of risk of harm to self or to others and/or
  • Significant level of impairment as exhibited by the DLA-20 Scale and/or
  • Multiple psychiatric hospitalizations.

 A Supportive Housing Worker (SHW) is assigned to each facility and is available on site 8 hours per day, seven days per week. Each SHW is supervised by the Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) assigned to specific locations. The QMHP is also responsible for supervising direct care staff, coordinating clinical services, and convening weekly staff meetings to include case managers, nurses, healthcare home nurse, therapists, and other professionals. Under the leadership of the QMHP, the staff, work collaboratively to provide integrative treatment and to avoid duplication of effort. Backup crisis services are provided by on-call staff.

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