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.
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
- 79% of residents who achieved being substance-free remained substance-free
- 97% had no emergency room visits
- 100% had no behavioral health inpatient admissions
- 95% of discharges were successful
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services
- Erie County Department of Mental Health
- Niagara County Department of Mental Health
- Cazenovia Recovery Systems, Inc.
Contact the Housing Office
1430 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14209
Phone: (716) 894-7298
Fax: (716) 894-7308
Director of Housing and Vocational Services
Gregory Fulgham, CASAC-T
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