Housing for Single Adults
Emma Norton Residence, located in Saint Paul near downtown and the state capital, offers permanent supportive housing to 50 single women under Housing First and Harm Reduction best practices, as well as scattered site single adult housing out in the community with access to support services. Clients partner with case managers and support staff to individually set and accomplish goals towards achieving independence and self-sufficiency.
Housing for Families
Emma's Place, located in Maplewood, offers on-site permanent supportive housing to 13 single parents with three or more children, as well as scattered site families housing out in the community with access to support services. Parents partner with case managers and support staff to develop their own goals and to find resources to achieve them. Kids ages birth up to 18 benefit from age appropriate social, emotional and academic program offerings.
SOAR, which stands for Social Security Outreach, Access and Recovery Technical Assistance, is a national program designed to increase access to disability income benefits programs administered by the United States Social Security Administration for eligible adults who are experiencing or are at risk for homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. Clients partner with a SOAR advocate who assists them in their claim to receive disability income.