Cedars Hope is more than a place to live—it is a caring, supportive community for women; a place to be independent, to thrive, and to enjoy friendships.
Cedars Hope is a residential housing program which offers group-style living for women with severe mental health conditions. Residents may struggle to maintain employment and housing due to complications from their mental health challenges. Cedars Hope offers affordable, supportive living to help women build their independence and rediscover their self-worth.
Residents are able to make tremendous strides towards greater independence and recovery by having a safe place to call home.
Cedars Hope uses the Housing First approach to address homelessness in Fort Wayne. Under the Housing First model, individuals who are homeless are provided stable housing with few entry requirements, and then are encouraged to address the issue which caused their homelessness. Often, this increases the likelihood that their treatment will succeed.
Cedars Hope functions under two basic Housing First principles: that anyone experiencing homelessness can eventually achieve stable housing, and that those experiencing homelessness have the right to self-determination, dignity, and respect.
Studies have shown that the Housing First model encourages long-term housing stability, improved health outcomes, and reduced use of crisis services.
Living at Cedars Hope
Cedars Hope currently has the capacity to house 16 women. While living at Cedars Hope, residents have access to supportive services including case management, transportation assistance, and medication management. Case managers work alongside residents to help them achieve their financial, housing, and self-reliance goals.
Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana complies with the Indiana HMIS Privacy Policies to ensure the confidentiality of our participants of Cedar Hope.