Seniors find an advocate, crucial resources, and the way home with St. Mary’s Center Senior Housing Services. Adults 55 years and older, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, can meet with an intake worker to determine eligibility and opportunity. Most of St. Mary’s senior participants live on SSI (Supplemental Security Income), $942 per month in total income through a federal program for low-income people who are aged, blind, or disabled.
In Senior Housing Services, a team of licensed clinical social workers, case managers, housing navigators, and intake specialists help participants set goals and tackle obstacles. Services often include:
- Housing Access and Documentation
- Coordinated Entry Assessments
- Support in applying for or renewing financial entitlements and benefits
- Document identification; collection, application/renewal of personal identification
- Assessment and access to appropriate transitional housing opportunities
- Housing Clinic with applications and access to appropriate housing lists and other senior living situations (residential care, board and care)
- Case management support to complete applications, attend interviews
- Move-in preparation and resources
- Health Care Access: Linkages to medical insurance (including Medi-Cal or Medicare re-certification), to primary medical care; follow-up where appropriate on medication safety; support with prescriptions and appointments
- Counseling services including support for recovery from substance use disorder, mental health concerns, and co-occurrence as appropriate.
We provide intakes into Alameda County’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and Coordinated Entry System (CES.) Through HMIS and CES, St. Mary’s Center can track services provided by other agencies and support Seniors in accessing urgent needed services.
Call (510) 923-9600 x297 for more information, or attend Housing Clinic Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30am-12pm.