Jefferson-Blount-st. Clair Mental Health/Mental Retardation Authority
940 Montclair Road
Birmingham, AL - 35213
The Authority operates a residential program for adults with mental illness, which provides treatment and housing for 90 individuals. This program is comprised of four Transitional homes, four Group homes, and a Brief Intensive Treatment Home providing services to ten people each.
The residential programs are staffed and operated by the Authority. Individuals in the residential programs participate in Day Treatment activities that emphasize an educational and rehabilitative approach. As individuals leave the residential program, efforts are made to place them in supported housing arrangements, and referrals are made to local mental health centers to ensure continued support and treatment.
The Horizon Apartments, operated by the Authority is a 19 bed apartment complex, with a resident manager available on a 24-hour basis. The Greenwood Apartments also operated by the Authority is an 11 bed apartment complex with a resident manager available on a 24 hour basis. These complexes offer individuals with serious mental illness an opportunity to live independently with support during emergencies. Case management support is also provided to those residents in need of these services. Referrals are received from local community agencies and the community at large.
The Authority also owns and operates four, two-bed Townhomes for independent living. Although no resident manager is located on the premises, case management services are provided to all residents. Referrals for the Townhomes are received from local community agencies and the community at large.
In addition the Authority operates 20 scattered site apartments for homeless mentally ill individuals. Case management support is provided as well as Day Treatment activities.