Everyone needs safe, decent, stable housing. Supported housing is developed by packaging affordable housing and services to offer a cost-effective way to help people live a more productive life. Creating supportive housing involves partnerships and collaboration no matter if you live alone, with family members or with roommates. Sunshine focuses on providing support to individuals who choose to live in their community.
Sunshine’s supported housing projects offer a positive environment where people’s unique qualities, strengths and abilities are properly recognized. A broad body of research shows that supportive housing has positive effects on housing stability, employment, health, and school attendance. Sunshine can provide supports such as building skills at home, transportation, balancing a budget or finding recreation.
Sunshine offers an array of supported housing for adults with disabilities that aligns with the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to realize their potential and lead an independent life. By removing the barriers to housing, individuals are given an opportunity to deal with the complex health and life issues they face as tenants, rather than as clients of a prescribes system of care.
In addition to at-home support – 24-hour or occasional – those in supported living programs in Lucas County often are part of our vocational, therapeutic and recreational programs too at our Maumee campus. In Fulton County, Sunshine expanded its vocational options in 2016, when it opened the Sunshine Community Center in Wauseon. Here, people with disabilities can find meaningful activities each day spark new relationships and explore the community around them.
To find out more about living options and support in Lucas County, call 419-865-0251. To find out more about options in Fulton County, call 419-335-3763 and ask for Kelly Nagel at ext. 5013 or Christina Sieiler at ext. 5016.