Housing

Community Support Services’ housing programs provide many options to meet our clients’ needs, including residential treatment, adult care, and supported living options. We partner with many providers across Summit County to ensure our clients receive high-quality, coordinated care.

Residential Treatment

Residential Treatment is a good option for CSS clients needing services 24 hours per day. The program focuses on stabilization, symptom management and skill development. Residents participate in decisions about house activities, menus and the distribution of household duties. Residents are required to participate in programming offered by CSS’s Intensive Treatment Services (ITS) program or other structured daytime activities. The average length of stay in our Residential Treatment program is one year.

CSS operates three residential treatment facilities licensed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services:

  • Edgerton House (Highland Square)
  • Maggie Carroll Smith House (Cuyahoga Falls)
  • Reymann House (Ellet)

Supportive Living

CSS provides supportive living options to clients at two service-enriched facilities in Summit County. More than just apartment buildings, these supportive living environments give tenants the opportunity to transform their lives, through access to supportive services.

CSS offers two supportive living options in Summit County:

Commons at Madaline Park – 120 accessible one-bedroom units featuring full bathroom and kitchens. Services offered include case management, peer services, psychiatry, and counseling.

Stoney Pointe – 68 one-bedroom units with 51% of units dedicated to individuals experiencing homelessness. Each 600 sq. ft. apartment features a contemporary design with radiant floor heating and polished concrete floors. Stoney Point amenities include 24-hour front desk staff, comprehensive social services, computer lab, training kitchen, community pantry, on-site laundry, and enclosed bike storage.

Adult Care Facilities

Adult care facilities provide room, board and personal care services at varying levels of intensity. CSS works collaboratively with the numerous adult care facilities in Summit County to connect clients with appropriate placements. Adult care facilities are licensed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Returning Home Ohio

The Returning Home Ohio (RHO) program connects individuals being released from the prison system with safe, affordable housing and supportive services to build stable, independent and healthy lives. Individuals referred to RHO are living with a diagnosis of severe and persistent mental illness or HIV. The program is designed to reduce recidivism and prevent homelessness amongst recently incarcerated individuals.

RHO is a collaborative program between CSS, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, and the Corporation for Supportive Housing. Services – including rental subsidy - are provided in partnership with local resources and community organizations.

Referrals can be accepted for an offender up to 120 days following release from prison. Referrals are also accepted from community provides, such as homeless shelters, halfway houses, and Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) teams.

Safe Havens

Our Safe Haven programs offer a safe and secure environment for homeless individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses to engage in treatment at their own pace. CSS operates two general safe Havens (Waterloo Safe Haven & Weisman Program at the Cedar Locust Building) as well as a Veteran Safe Haven.

Safe Haven tenants sign a traditional tenant/landlord lease and are required to pay 30% of their income towards rent. Tenants are encouraged, but not required, to utilize provided services. Facilities are monitored 24 hours a day.

Partnership with AMHA

CSS partners with the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) to help clients apply for housing through senior programs, family development programs, and the Housing Choice Voucher program. CSS clients have an AMHA liaison available to assist in any appeal and accommodations processes. Our case management staff can also coordinate care with AMHA, with appropriate release of information.