Together with the State and local Continuums of Care for the Homeless, Region V works to house vulnerable adults who have mental health and substance abuse issues.
RAP provides safe, secure, affordable housing – together with support services – so that consumers can begin to work toward recovery. The target population is consumers with serious and persistent mental illness, who are indigent or have extremely low income, and who are discharging from an inpatient Mental Health Board commitment, or those that are at risk of an inpatient commitment.
Region V Systems receives funding from Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide permanent supportive housing to homeless consumers with disabilities in 20 rural counties in southeast Nebraska. Funding supports services in the 16 counties in the Region V geographical area, plus the counties of Adams, Clay, Nuckolls, and Webster.
RPH receives referrals for assistance through the Nebraska Balance of State Coordinated Entry System called the Most Vulnerable Review Team (MVRT). RPH provides permanent supportive housing to single adults and families identified as the most vulnerable, while adhering to a “housing first” philosophy which offers consumer choice in receiving services and immediate housing.
In 2016, A three-year $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) was awarded to a collaboration of Lincoln agencies and University of Nebraska centers, led by Region V Systems. The goal of the project is to end chronic homelessness in Lincoln, NE. Region V Systems, CenterPointe, and the Mental Health Association team to provide housing, behavioral health treatment, and peer and employment supports to persons experiencing chronic homelessness and serious behavioral health disorders. The program assists individuals in maximizing stability through peer supports, employment, and treatment.