Cooper Housing Institute Awards $50,000 Grant to Mercy House Living Centers for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
The Cooper Housing Institute, a nonprofit organization that supports research and programs that address housing affordability and homelessness in the United States, announced today that it has awarded Orange County, California-based Mercy House Living Centers with a $50,000 grant to introduce the position of a psychiatric nurse practitioner.
The psychiatric nurse practitioner will work with at-risk tenants of Mercy House Living Centers with the goal of stabilizing their housing, connecting them to ongoing care and mentoring their paraprofessional case managers in order to ensure housing stability.
“The Cooper Housing Institute is passionate about supporting and growing affordable housing in the United States,” said Co-Founder Will Cooper Jr.
“Of paramount importance to affordable housing assistance is the wellbeing of residents, including their mental health. We believe this grant will greatly assist Mercy House Living Centers in providing the psychiatric care and support so many families and individuals need that are housing insecure.”
Mercy House Living Centers provides housing and comprehensive supportive services for a variety of homeless populations which includes families, adult men and women, mothers and their children, persons living with HIV/AIDS, individuals overcoming substance addictions, and some who are physically and mentally disabled. The organization strives to assist residents in the areas of economic, emotional, and spiritual well-being in order to enhance self-esteem and a sense of personal pride.