Mental illness is one of the leading causes of homelessness among single adults in the United States. In a fast-paced city like New York, it’s especially hard for mentally ill individuals to carry out everyday tasks, maintain healthy relationships, and hold a stable job — particularly without support.
We help homeless men and women by diagnosing, treating and managing their mental illness. Proper diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues is one of Project Renewal’s long-term solutions to overcome homelessness and enable housing stability. We integrate our psychiatry services into all of our programs, from our shelter-based clinics and medical vans to our permanent housing. Our Psychiatric Outreach Team connects chronically homeless adults to the mental health services they need. The team visits drop-in centers and safe havens throughout the city that do not have on-site psychiatric care.
Data: Our provided psychiatric treatment to 2,815 patients in 2016.