Mental Health Residential Services

Types of MH Residential Services

MH Residential services are for individuals who meet the OMHSAS SPMI diagnostic criteria, are over the age of 18, and ideally have been a Bucks County resident for 6 months or longer.  These programs are intended to be transitional, rather than permanent housing, with individuals moving on to live independently after 1 or 2 years.  The philosophy of our Department has been to create a system where community based mobile supports are accessed by residents before a residential discharge to ensure that living independently is supported and successful.  

Service priority is given to individuals for whom one (or more) of the following is true:

  • is currently experiencing homelessness;
  • has had lengthy or frequent inpatient psychiatric hospitalization;
  • has forensic involvement with the criminal justice system;
  • is a young adult (Transition Age Youth) between the ages of 18 and 26.

Bucks County BH/DP funds a variety of residential programs that range from highly staffed and supported to minimal and no onsite staff. These programs are apartment settings (scattered or co-located) or within a single standalone program site. These programs are known as Community Residential Rehabilitation (CRR) Programs and Supported Living Programs (SLP). 

There are specialized programs for Transition Age Youth, individuals who are diagnosed with a co-occurring disorder (MH/D&A), and for people who are experiencing homelessness.  Also available is a medically-enhanced program for individuals who have medical conditions that can be managed in the community.  

Applying for MH Residential Service

If you are interested in applying for a MH Residential Service, please work with your mental health provider to complete the Centralized Residential Referral Form.  To request a copy of this form, please email Eric Eck