Licensed Community, Treatment, & Supportive Housing
Community Residences & Housing
Your bridge to living well
Our residential services provide community residences, treatment apartments, and supportive housing.
Our mission is to help individuals live as independently as possible, providing rehabilitative services that support and assist individuals with their goal of integration into the community.
A day in the life in residential
Services for living in our facilities
Our services help with living a better life
Our staff members teach and reinforce personal and community living to residents.
Training and assistance in daily living skills
Medication and symptom management
Counseling and behavioral intervention
In-house and community social and recreational activities
Types of Housing
Different homes for different needs
Our residential division operates different forms of housing for different client needs and funding sources. Whether it be certified Office of Mental Health Licensed Treatment Programs with 24/7 staff assistance, or scattered sites for more independent living, we've got you covered.
Our Residence Facilities
Housing for different levels of care
Our residences range from transitional housing, to help get you back on your feet and help learn to care for yourself, to permanent housing with varying levels of assistance depending on needs.
When you're struggling with mental concerns or substance use, or are homeless, our residences can help support and guide you to gaining independence.
Greenport Gardens Apartments
Greenport Gardens Apartment building is the area's premier residential location for varying levels of care. Having multiple levels of our programs in the same building provides the opportunity to thrive for those who need less care still reside in a place where staff is available 24/7 should they need it.
For those with severe, persistent mental illness in need of additional support, residents supported through the Hudson Community Apartments program are assisted with 24/7 staff and able to participate in a variety of rehabilitative support and recovery clinical services.
Columbia Street Apartments
Columbia Street provides a licensed treatment transitional housing environment for those recovering with mental struggles or severe, persistent mental illness to work toward independence. Residents participate in a variety of rehabilitative support, recovery and clinical services to help develop skills for living well.
Columbia Street also provides a crisis support bed. The crisis bed consists of a private bedroom adjacent to the central kitchen and community sitting room next to the staff office. Staff is available to ensure individuals in crisis are supplied with food and eating regular meals. Our Mobile Crisis Assessment Team or the Columbia County Mental Health Center (CCMHC) in conjunction with CMH can refer an individual for placement.
Scattered Site Treatment Apartments
Several individual apartments are operated, scattered throughout Columbia & Greene Counties. The apartments serve adults with severe, persistent mental illness who are able to be more independent without 24/7 staff on site. There are still 24-hour on-call procedures for emergency situations.
Residents are provided with scheduled staff visits to the apartments, as well as trips to assist individuals in completing various daily living skill activities, such as laundry, shopping, medical appointments, and all other necessary recertification appointments with the Department of Social Services and the Social Security Administration.
Visits are provided between 2 to 6 days per week, which can increase or decrease based upon the individual's level of need.
High Cliff Terrace
High Cliff Terrace is a Licensed Treatment Community Residence to provide rehabilitative support, recovery, and clinical services for those with severe, persistent mental illness. Staff is on duty 24 hours with on-call procedures for emergency situations.
High Cliff supports a situational crisis bed, with or without a hospital diversion, depending upon the need of the individual. Our Mobile Crisis Assessment Team or the Greene County Mental Health Center (GCMHC) in conjunction with CMH can refer an individual for placement.
The Philmont Hearth is our newest addition to the residence support facilities. Philmont Hearth provides an additional licensed treatment community residence available to help provide rehabilitative support, recovery, and clinical services. Staff is on duty 24/7 to help those living with mental illness.
Interested in more about our facility and how to apply:
Call our offices at 518.828.1068
Your bridge to living well
How transitional housing supports
Our programs provide a bridge to living well. We help support individuals of all levels of needed care, which is a transitional step process.
Programs can provide consistent care for those without the skills to care for themselves or provide check in support to help those who need support.
& Medication Assisted Treatment
People with substance use disorders are at an increased risk for developing one or more primary conditions or chronic diseases.
For someone with mental illness, it is more likely to also experience a substance use disorder; this coexistence is a co-occurring disorder.
For co-occurring disorders
For those in our residential programs with a co-occurring disorder, our Enhancement Program provides assistance in achieving and maintaining sobriety.
Individual counseling and regularly held co-occurring disorder groups are some of the tools used within the program.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a "whole-patient" approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.
There are several FDA approved medications to treat alcohol and opioid use disorders. MAT medications relieve withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings that cause chemical imbalances in the body. Medications used for MAT are evidence-based treatment options and do not just substitute one drug for another.
It's important to note that combining medications used in MAT with anxiety treatment medications can have serious adverse effects. Common benzodiazepines used for anxiety include Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin, among others.
Patients being treated for mental disorders often misuse the following types of substances:
How recovery changes lives
* Note: The stories are real, however, for confidentiality the names were changed and stock images used.
Virginia came from an abusive relationship and was living with a drug addict who had beaten her quite badly. He was put in jail, but Virginia became homeless. As a result she was referred to our Columbia Street Apartments.
Virginia also had a history of using heavy drugs. She was very depressed and worried about her grandchildren as her daughter, the children's mother, was in jail. She was determined not to get back into using as she was hoping once she is settle she would get custody of her grand kids.
She was having a hard time fighting her demons, as she put it, and relied heavily on staff for support. Our teams spent months assisting her and showing her the ways to move forward. It's incredible to see the transformation of a person, "we were proud to see she was no longer the depressed person when she moved in to CSA."
Our teams encouraged Virginia to apply for Section 8, and assisted in processing the application. She was approved and now fully employed with custody of her grand kids.
"Had it not been for the support, assistance, understanding & patience of the staff at CSA I would not have been able to make it"
Had it not been for the support, assistance, understanding & patience of the staff I would not have been able to make it.
Say hey to Ray
I've finally taken hold of my life and I owe it all to the staff at Columbia Street.
Ray was a successful businessman who lost everything to extreme alcoholism, including his home. Newly homeless, Ray became a resident of CSA. As a heavy smoker, at times he would leave the house to get cigarettes, but would return intoxicated.
After months and years of support, assistance and conversations with counselors on the direction his life was heading, Ray was able to make the decision to try and stop drinking. A full team effort - staff supported Ray every step of the way.
Ray started an exercise program and even a kitchen garden on the premises, handing out his produce to the residents. He got very involved in music and would share his music with the staff. Ray was able to get a Section 8 voucher and move forward. "I've finally taken hold of my life and I owe it all to the staff at Columbia Street."