Housing and Homelessness Services
Open Sky has more than 18 years of experience in outreach and care coordination for homeless individuals – often with co-occurring mental health diagnoses or substance use disorder – and their family members. Across our homeless programs, we provide a range of emergency and long-term services housing searches and subsidies, employment and education support, and mental health and substance use disorder counseling.
Our Housing and Homeless Services programs include:
ATARP (Aggressive Treatment and Relapse Prevention)
A Housing First program to help individuals who have co-occurring mental health challenges and substance use disorders. The program includes assistance in locating housing, housing subsidies, treatment services, assistance with benefits, access to medical care, wraparound supports to help individuals be successful in the community, assistance with employment and education and other supports as needed. Referral through the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health is required.
Housing Initiative Program (HIP)
A program funded through the City of Worcester's Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) to provide rapid rehousing and supports for individuals experiencing homelessness in Worcester. The program includes housing assistance, limited financial assistance for individuals who qualify, and outreach, referral and support. For more information, or to make a referral, contact the ATARP Office at (508) 755-0333.
SOUTH COUNTY AREA
South County Housing Assistance Program (SCHAP) is a HUD program offering assistance to individuals and families with disabilities or substance use disorders or HIV. For more information, contact SCHAP at (508) 765-2815.