Housing Programs

All apartments within our Housing program are different and the pictured apartments above are only a sample of apartments located throughout the area.  Once qualified, a Housing Specialist will work with a new resident to find an appropriate and safe apartment in a location of their choosing.

Housing Programs

Cazenovia Recovery’s Housing Programs are available to individuals seeking a positive living experience while continuing to pursue a stable recovery program. Our 106 apartments are designated for homeless men and women diagnosed with substance use and/or mental health disorders. Relapse prevention strategies are emphasized, along with daily living skills, and vocational and educational activities. Among our Housing programs, we offer apartments based on a housing-first model.

Housing staff members work closely with the residents to assist them in finding and obtaining apartments in Buffalo and nearby communities. The agency also provides services and assistance with:

  • Rental subsidies
  • Security deposits
  • Obtaining furnishings and appliances
  • Ensuring that residents obtain and maintain services that they are entitled to (e.g., veteran and Social Security benefits).

Housing staff members also meet with residents on a regularly scheduled basis to ensure that the appropriate quality of care is being provided.

The agency’s Housing Programs are designed to help reduce chronic homelessness by assisting individuals with permanent housing. The program promotes participation in vocational and educational services that will enhance the ability to become self-sufficient. Our programs are staffed by trained Housing and Vocational Specialists who help provide linkage and referral to appropriate services (mental health, housing, vocational, training, and addiction services) as needed. Vocational Specialists also help residents in job coaching, developing resumes, and interview techniques.

These programs seek to:

  • Help program participants obtain and maintain permanent housing
  • Increase skills and / or income that will allow them to live as independently as possible
  • Achieve a greater sense of self-determination in order to help gain the needed confidence to transition out of homelessness

2016 Outcomes

  • 81% of residents remained free of drugs and alcohol during their stay
  • 97% had no emergency room visits
  • 100% had no behavioral health inpatient admissions

Program Funding

 

Contact the Housing Office


Housing Programs
1430 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14209

Phone: (716) 894-7298
Fax: (716) 894-7308

Director of Grants and Contracts
Kenneth Gholston
kgholston@cazenoviarecovery.org

Interim Housing Director
Gregory Fulgham, CASAC-T
gfulgham@cazenoviarecovery.org

Senior Housing Specialist
Debbie Wright
dwright@cazenoviarecovery.org

Senior Housing Specialist
Joshua Kellick
jkellick@cazenoviarecovery.org

Senior Vocational Specialist
Deborah Watkins
dwatkins@cazenoviarecovery.org

Download Admission Application
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