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In support of our vision of client-centered, recovery oriented care, DMHAS provides access to an array of needed services to ensure a supportive and sustainable recovery process, which includes supportive housing.  Two primary housing options are currently offered through DMHAS funding:  Supportive Housing and Oxford Housing.

Supportive Housing

Through a competitive bidding process, DMHAS has contracted with Resources for Human Development, Inc. in Camden and the Johns Brooks Recovery Center in Atlantic City to provide supportive housing and services for individuals with substance abuse problems and their families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  The supportive housing model and services are designed to meet the specific needs of intravenous drug users who are participating in a sterile syringe access program.  For this program, supportive housing means housing enriched with services.

Between the two agencies, sixty-two (62) units of subsidized housing and two (2) intensive supportive housing (ISH) teams exist to serve consumers.  There are two (2) approaches to serving the supportive housing client. Level A, available to thirty (30) clients, combines the benefits of treatment with those of supportive housing and requires clients to participate in a minimum of five (5) hours of substance abuse treatment per week.  Level B, available to thirty-two (32) clients, makes no treatment or service participation demands on participating clients.  This pilot is based on a small but growing body of research demonstrating that stable housing is a cornerstone to addiction recovery and that people suffering from chronic diseases such as addiction achieve better outcomes when housing accompanied with supportive in-home and community services is provided early on as a basic need.

Recovery Housing

Oxford House - The Oxford House are sober living homes which provide unique transitional living arrangements for individuals in recovery. Oxford Houses are democratically run, self-supported, drug-free living environments for clients needing housing during or after completing substance use disorder treatment. No direct treatment or clinical services are provided within these homes, however, all individual members attend 12-Step meetings and may be encouraged to utilize outside professionals whenever such utilization is likely to enhance an individual's recovery. Funding for Oxford Houses is for administrative and programmatic development. There is no funding to support rent payments for consumers applying or living in an Oxford House.


For more information regarding New Jersey Oxford House, please visit their website at  

For more information on Supportive Housing options, please contact Harry Reyes at (609) 438-4128 or

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