We focus on treating everyone with dignity and respect, while working to connect them to resources available in our community.
We will walk beside you to navigate systems and help secure needed services.
The services shown below are designed to help create housing stability- leading to decreased stress, recovery & a better quality of life.
Housing Support: Housing Support Specialists provide supportive services for people experiencing homelessness, who have disabilities and reside in permanent supportive housing. Specialists provide a comprehensive array of supportive services designed to help tenants achieve and sustain housing stability and move toward recovery. Supportive services are flexible, individualized and adjusted to meet the tenants’ evolving needs and preferences.
Peer Recovery Services: Peer recovery services are community-based services for people with a mental illness or substance use disorder. Services are activities that promote recovery, self-determination, self-advocacy, well-being and independence. Services are provided by a specialist with lived experience who models healthy behaviors. These individuals have a deep personal understanding of the challenges of addiction, along with knowledge of the systems and services that address them.
Workforce Development: Workforce Development services help people with serious mental health conditions enter and succeed in the competitive labor market. Team members walk shoulder to shoulder with participants as they develop and implement a Stable Home, Stable Life plan aimed at maintaining long-term employment and developing independence. Services include job readiness skills, assistance with a job search and support through the first year of employment with a special focus on helping participants retain employment as they navigate the Benefit’s Cliff. The Benefit’s Cliff is what happens when public benefit programs taper off quickly when household earnings increase. The abrupt reduction or loss of benefits can be very disruptive for families because even though household earnings increased, they usually have not increased enough for self-sufficiency. Through workforce development services, individuals find and maintain employment of their choice, and advance toward career development goals. Recovery is strengthened as they move ahead in a career direction of their choice.
PATH Outreach: Outreach Specialists identify and engage people who are experiencing homelessness, helping them connect to community and mental health services, housing, and to address basic needs. Specialists provide participants one on one support to navigate systems and enroll for benefits. They help participants get document-ready and provide extensive information about community services, such as: meals sites and pantries, public transportation and community events.
Homeless Prevention: ICAN Housing is working collaboratively with the homeless system to disburse emergency rental and utility assistance to members of the Canton and Stark County communities, who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 or other hardships. Funds are accessed by calling the Homeless Hotline at 330-452-4363 to apply.