OhioMHAS is committed to helping individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders explore options for transitioning to community living. Sometimes individuals with disabilities, including behavioral health, receive treatment in institutions (such as nursing homes and hospitals) and are not residing in the least restrictive setting. The goal of Community Transitions, within the OhioMHAS Bureau of Recovery Supports, is to provide resources to individuals by supporting person-driven transitions to integrated community settings and facilitating collaboration among local providers who individuals choose to be part of their recovery process. Within Community Transitions are multiple programs, which either provide financial assistance directly to individuals or to housing providers to support quality care in community-based settings.
Residential State Supplement (RSS) provides financial assistance to adults with disabilities to help with accommodations, supervision, and personal care services in eligible community settings.
ACF/AFoH Incentive provides resources to operators of Adult Care Facilities (ACF’s) and Adult Foster Homes (AFoH’s) to enhance the quality of care of licensed homes which provide housing and supports to individuals with behavioral health diagnoses.