Comunilife’s Community Residences are located in two Washington Heights brownstones; they provide transitional housing and rehabilitative and supportive services to 20 low functioning adults, who are Seriously and Persistently Mentally Ill (SPMI). The program’s goal is to reduce clients’ chronic homelessness, improve their health and mental health status, prevent substance abuse, and promote independence. On average, clients remain in the Community Residences less than two years; at which time they move on to permanent housing.
In January 2012, Art Connects New York selected the Community Residences as the site for an arts instillation. This permanent exhibit provides the residents with original art further reinforcing its mission to make the residences as “home like” as possible.