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.
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
Therapeutic Groups and Individual Therapy
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.