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 adults 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 team provided psychiatric treatment to 2,815 patients in 2016.