Homestead was founded in 2005 in Davis, CA to meet a community identified need of providing affordable housing to people with a severe mental illness. Without the supportive services provided to residents many of the individuals housed would be unable to live in the community, require increased crisis and long-term hospitalization, or worse, become homeless. This program has been very effective in reducing the number and frequency of hospitalizations and in assisting individuals to return to work and school.

Homestead Supportive Housing Corporation serves over 21 adult clients annually through our housing program. Homestead serves adults with mental illness who are living independently in the community. This low income supported housing program provides psychiatric, social and independent living service in a compassionate, community based environment. Clients get the living skills training, counseling and advocacy services necessary to maintain their independent living situation in the community. The services provided at Homestead ensure that individuals with a mental illness enjoy the freedom of independent living.

YCCC developed and currently operates Homestead with our housing development partner CHOC (Community Housing Opportunities Corporation). CHOC’s mission is to increase the availability of affordable housing and to improve the quality of life for very low, low and moderate income households.

Check out our Homestead video: Introducing Richard Gustafson from Yolo Community Care Continuum on Vimeo.

lo Community Care Continuum is a 501(c)3, tax exempt nonprofit organization established to better the lives of people with mental illness through direct services, advocacy, education and volunteer efforts. Copyright © 2012, Yolo Community Care Continuum. All rights reserved.