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Harbor House & Harbor House II

Harbor House Residential Program
402 East 156th Street
Bronx, NY 10455

Harbor House II Residential Program
760 East 160th Street
Bronx, NY 10456

Harbor House pioneered the treatment of homeless dually diagnosed persons within a modified therapeutic community. An integrated team of mental health and substance abuse professionals provide psychiatric assessment, medication therapy, life skills, family counseling, education, vocational training, work experience, HIV/AIDS prevention and support, and aftercare to 59 men and women. Harbor House II offers the same services to 50 men. A 5-year federally-funded study found that Harbor House produces better outcomes than comparison groups and is particularly successful in reducing symptoms of depression and psychosis and improving self-esteem.

Additionally, Harbor House and Harbor House II offer the hope for recovery and self-sufficiency to male and female mentally ill chemical abusers who are homeless. With the assistance of trained psychiatrists, registered psychiatric nurses, and a licensed clinical social worker, Harbor House offers individualized treatment tailored to different diagnoses and varying levels of functioning with the goal of enhancing their quality of life. Most Harbor House residents are discharged back into the community self-sufficient and functioning.

Specifics:
  • Number of Beds: 109
  • Clients served per year: 275
  • Genders: males (80-85%) and females (15-20%)
  • Ages: 18-65 years
  • Special Characteristics: 95% criminal justice involved (property and substance abuse crimes); 95% would be homeless if not for these transitional residences; HIV & HCV (40%); Histories of substance abuse/chemical dependency and/or co-occurring mental illness (100%)