Community Resource

Advance Housing, Inc.

(201) 498-9140

Advance Housing, Inc.

Advance Housing, Inc. is a not-for-profit social services organization that provides rent subsidized housing and rehabilitative support services to individuals with psychiatric disabilities and a history of homelessness. Our mission is to offer individuals an array of housing and wellness services to enhance community integration and promote quality of life. We utilize data to demonstrate excellence. We are dedicated to the pursuit of eradicating stigma associated with mental illness and promoting positive change.

Advance Housing, Inc. provides Community Support Services, which consists of mental health rehabilitation services and supports necessary to assist individuals in achieving self-identified recovery goals. The overall aim is to enhance quality of life, help individuals successfully live independently, and optimize community integration. There are 6 components to the service delivery model.

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Needs Assessment
A licensed mental health clinician conducts a face-to-face, comprehensive assessment with the client to gather information and determine the need for, scope of and anticipated outcome of rehabilitation services.

Individualized Rehabilitation Planning
The individualized rehabilitation plan includes the rehabilitation and recovery goals, objectives, intervention to be employed, anticipated outcomes, the expected frequency and duration of each activity, the type of practitioner to provide the service, location where the service is to be delivered and the schedule of updates to the plan. The plan is finalized and reviewed periodically during a face-to-face session with a licensed clinician.

Therapeutic Rehabilitative Skill Development
Much of the time spent with direct care staff (Community Integration Counselors) focuses on skills building. Examples include skills related to: health and mental health education, money management, maintenance of living environment, personal responsibility, nutrition, menu planning, grocery shopping, personal hygiene, grooming, communication, interpersonal relationships, use of community services, development of support networks, accessing and using healthcare services, accessing, renewing, and using appropriate public entitlements/benefits, use of leisure time, self-advocacy and assertiveness in dealing with citizenship, legal, and/or other social needs, negotiating landlord/neighbor relationships, handling of emergencies, problem solving, wellness and healthy lifestyle, and work readiness activities.

Illness Management and Recovery Training and Support
Staff collaborate with individuals to minimize the negative effects of psychiatric symptoms which interfere with daily living. This may involve medication management, education and training on mental illness, relapse prevention, motivational enhancement, and cognitive behavioral interventions. Curriculum materials may be used to structure these sessions.

Crisis Intervention
Crisis intervention is a short-term intervention with an individual who is experiencing increased distress and/or an active state of crisis. Staff may contribute to the development and implementation of a crisis contingency plan and Psychiatric Advance Directive, provide a brief, situation assessment, provide verbal interventions to de-escalate the crisis, assist in immediate crisis resolution, mobilize support systems, and/or refer to alternative services at the appropriate level.

Coordination of Services
Staff may consult with other providers serving you and/or family, as indicated/authorized. Additionally, staff may coordinate care with rehabilitative and medical services, and monitor to determine if the services accessed have adequately met identified needs.

As a CSS provider, we are required to obtain prior authorization for services and submit claims for reimbursement of services rendered. Our services are reimbursed by Medicaid (for eligible recipients) or by the state fee-for-service initiative (for those who are Medicaid ineligible).

Eligibility Consumers must meet the medical necessity standard to be eligible to receive CSS. The medical necessity standard requires the presence of a "severe mental health need." N.J.A.C. 10:37B-1.2 (definition of eligible consumer).
Age Groups
  • Adults
Community Services
Basic Needs / Assistance
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Crisis / Safety
Treatment Services
In-Community Services
Payment Options
  • Medicaid
  • State Funding
Language Spoken
  • Hindi
  • Polish
  • Spanish
Areas Served
  • Bergen County
  • Passaic County
  • Sussex County

Last Updated: 05/17/24