A Place to Start Housing Program
Virginia Supportive Housing
Who We Are
A Place to Start (APTS) is a regional program that serves individuals experiencing chronic homelessness and serious mental illness. APTS immediately houses these individuals. Housing provides the initial stability that then allows the individuals to meaningfully engage in services.
Support services are available to help tenants remain in permanent housing, increase their skills and income and achieve greater self determination. The three major components of Support Services include Case Management, Counseling and Skills Training and Community Building.
Mental Health Support Services are also offered to tenants who have psychiatric disabilities. Training includes improving Daily Living Skills; improving health and nutrition; financial management skills; improving community integration; improving self-management of psychiatric symptoms.