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Services for the Homeless
AACMHA supports the Assertive Community Treatment Program and Continuum of Care, which oversee mental health services for the homeless.


Housing Applications

Residential Rehabilitation Program Application:  Residential Rehabilitation Program (RRP) provides housing and supportive services to single individuals. The goal of residential rehabilitation is to provide services that will support an individual to transition to independent housing of their choice. Residential Rehabilitation Programs provide staff support around areas of personal needs such as medication monitoring, independent living skills, symptom management, stress management, relapse prevention planning with linkages to employment, education and/or vocational services, crisis prevention and other services that will help with the individual’s recovery.

Supported Housing Opportunity Program (SHOP) Application - This housing program provides housing for homeless individuals with severe mental illness, as well as their families through SHOP.  Must be approved through ACCESS Housing waitlist.

Continuum of Care Application (Formerly Shelter Plus Care) - This program provides housing for homeless adults and families who have a serious and persistent mental illness which meets the priority population criteria diagnosis.  This application must be filled out in its entirety in order to be processed.  Call this office with any questions.  Must be approved through ACCESS Housing waitlist. 

Samaritan Housing Program Application - This housing program is for chronically homeless single adults who have a serious and persistent mental health diagnosis which meets the priority population diagnosis criteria.  An applicant must be able to show four episodes of homelessness in the past three years or one year of continuous homelessness. Must be approved through ACCESS Housing waitlist.

Collaboration for Homeless Enhancement Services Housing Application - This housing program is for chronically homeless individuals with persistent mental illness and prioritizes those participating in the Maryland Collaboration for Homeless Enhancement Services (CHES) program. Must be approved through ACCESS Housing waitlist.

Supported Housing Developers Interest Sheet - Supported Housing Developers provides permanent supported housing to individuals with behavioral health disorders who can live independently in the community. 

Technical Assistance Collaborative: TAC Summary of New HEARTH Homeless Definition

On May 20, 2009, President Obama signed the Homeless Emergency and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009 into law. The HEARTH Act expands and clarifies the definition of homelessness for the Emergency Solutions Grant and Continuum of Care programs (Supportive Housing Program and Shelter Plus Care) programs. On December 5, 2011, HUD published the Final Rule on the HEARTH Definition of Homeless in the Federal Register. TAC has developed a summary of the new Homeless definition, including a discussion of when the new definition can be used by existing programs.

For more information on HEARTH, visit Homelessness Resource Exchange HEARTH Act information.

For more information about TAC, visit www.tacinc.org.

Individuals/Families Seeking Shelter - Coordinated Entry/Resources

Individuals and families seeking shelter assistance may follow the instructions below on how to be
screened for shelter in the Anne Arundel County Coordinated Entry screening process. Each of these
agencies will be able to add the individual or family to the wait list for: Sarah’s House, Light House, and
Winter Relief* in Glen Burnie and Annapolis.

Click here for more information.

Suicide Prevention Resources 

Hotlines for families and youth

Call 911 for immediate assistance in any emergency

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

National Suicide Prevention Hotlines

1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Safety Hotline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746

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