In the mental health system, there is a clear distinction between “residential programs” and “housing.” Residential programs usually involve more intensive levels of support and are usually for a limited amount of time. However, Montgomery County also provides various housing options for eligible individuals who do not need intensive staffing supports.
It is important to keep in mind that these options are only available on a limited basis, and only for individuals with a primary mental health diagnosis. Montgomery County Office of Mental Health does not offer housing options to the general public; for more information about such options, see the Department of Housing and Community Development.
What If I Am in Danger of Becoming Homeless?
Anyone who is homeless or in danger of becoming homeless should reach out to the Homeless Prevention Center at (877) 646-6306.
This information and referral line will direct the caller to the most appropriate support available (including rental assistance and/or shelters).
For anyone receiving case management or recovery coaching, please make sure to contact your local case management office.