Living at Hyacinth’s Place

Committed to Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness

According to statistics, there are about 5,000 homeless individuals in the District of Columbia on any given day. Finding housing for those who are homeless and living with a mental diagnosis is especially difficult. Most of these individuals cycle between homelessness to temporary housing and then back to homelessness.
Hyacinth’s Place is designed to break that cycle by providing affordable supportive housing. Each fully furnished apartment contains a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchenette.

Supportive Services

A homeless individual affected by a mental diagnosis needs a safe home with support services that allowsfunctioning at the best of his or her capability.
Residents receive the clinical attention and education necessary to address their mentalhealth needs. Life goals are scrutinized for practicality, support, and achievement. Each resident has an Individual Service Plan (ISP) that assists in achieving identified life goals. As part of their ISP, residents receive the following services in collaboration with the Department of Behavioral Health:
Medication Administration Education
Vocational Services
Therapeutic Groups and Individual Therapy
Recreational Activities
Life Skills Training
Housing and Financial Planning

Placement at Hyacinth’s Place

Hyacinth’s Place serves homeless women with a mental diagnosis living in Washington, DC. We partner with the Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) and the DC Housing Authority for individual placement. The residence is not a shelter offering direct entry, nor accommodates children and families. We provide affordable, permanent housing with programming to aid women with mental illness to prepare for self-sufficiency.

Getting Started

Connect with a local Community Service Provider in your neighborhood. A list is available on the DBH website.

Request need for immediate housing and services (your name is placed on a housing waiting list with the DBH).

Undergo a mental health evaluation to confirm existence of a mental diagnosis (e.g., depression, anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, and addictive behaviors, etc.).

Stay connected with assigned case manager to remain up to date about available housing vacancies.

Placement Process

If Hyacinth’s Place has a vacancy, your case manager contacts the Executive Director and forwards your physical and mental health status documentation for review.

If you are a potential fit for the program, Hyacinth’s staff contacts your case manager to schedule a face-to-face interview.

The Executive Director conducts the interview, provides a tour of the residence, makes a decision, and notifies the case manager.

Once accepted, the application process begins.The potential resident submits ALL required documentation for placement (e.g., original birth certificate, social security number, driver’s license or government issued ID, lease agreement, etc.). Expect at least 30 days for the entire application process and validation.

Welcome to your New Home!