H.O.G.A.R. Program

The Helping Others Gain Apartment Re-Entry (H.O.G.A.R.) Program, funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health, helps transition individuals with a mental illness residing in Illinois nursing homes (Colbert Class members) directly to the community through the provision of intensive case management services.

The program seeks to address the behavioral needs of individuals experiencing a chronic mental illness inadequately housed in nursing home settings, who can greatly benefit from intensive, community-based services that support improved independent functioning, self-sufficiency, and positive long-term health outcomes.