COMMUNITY TRANSITION PROGRAM
People who receive treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders while incarcerated and who continue treatment upon release are less likely to relapse and recidivate. The Community Transition Program (CTP) offers adults returning home from prison a transitional benefit of mental health and substance use treatment and help with recovery support services like housing, transition, work, and education. Affordable, stable housing helps increase the odds of successful recovery and reintegration and helps people stay connected with the support they need to thrive.
RETURNING HOME OHIO
Having a place to call home is important to all of us including persons released from the prison system. Returning Home Ohio (RHO) is a permanent supportive housing program for persons released from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction institutions who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. These individuals also have a diagnosis of persistent mental illness or HIV. RHO provides an opportunity for independent housing, easy access to voluntary services, and support that fits the needs of the individual. The ultimate goal of RHO is successful reintegration into the community.
The Community Linkage Program provides housing and services for individuals being released homeless from an Ohio State prison who participated in recovery services while incarcerated.
BEYOND THE WALLS
Beyond the Walls (BTW) is a new program starting in 2022. It was created by the MVHO Reentry Department in partnership with the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office Social Services department to offer housing and services to individuals with disabilities who are being released homeless from the Montgomery County Jail.
The program is uniquely and specifically qualified to provide supportive services to this grant’s population, given the access to legal services and leadership’s strong experience in housing-focused case management. Montgomery County will be the geographic area to be served through this program.