RurAL CAP has made a commitment to aid chronically homeless, vulnerable individuals living on the streets of Anchorage who have a very high level of need by providing transitional and permanent housing opportunities with access to behavioral health and supportive services.
We offer two kinds of supportive housing: transitional and permanent. Our transitional housing facility, Safe Harbor Muldoon, serves low-income families with children, helping them gain stability in preparation for a permanent residence. Permanent housing provides long-term housing support, helping individuals move towards economic independence.
Tenants of our facilities experience co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders alongside high rates of chronic health conditions and physical disabilities. Common mental health diagnoses include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, mood disorders, and psychotic disorders. They have lived in places not meant for human habitation and are drastically underserved, partially because traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment has failed to meet their complex needs.
As an accredited behavioral health provider, tenants of our Supportive Housing facilities have access to on site case management, comprehensive community support services (individual and group), psychotherapy (individual and group), client status review, short-term crisis intervention, crisis stabilization, daily living skills training, benefit acquisition assistance, tenancy support, supportive employment services, assistance with access to appointments, and primary care referrals.
In order to provide resources to high-needs populations, we build strong partnerships with other community service providers. We are a part of the Anchorage Regional Behavioral Health Coalition, an agreement between over 20 substance abuse, mental health, and integrated service providers, as well as a member of the Municipality of Anchorage Mobile Intervention Team (MIT). Additionally, we are a partner service provider through the United Way of Anchorage’s Home for Good pilot-project.