Made possible by a generous bequest from the Estate of Rita Markus, Markus Gardens, opened in March 2014 on 171st Street in Jamaica, Queens. This supportive housing project of ACMH Inc. in New York, NY provides permanent housing in 60 studio apartments for adults and shared apartments for 16 young adults, ages 18-25, with the aim of promoting positive youth development and transition to independence. A special recognition was made to long-time friend and generous donor Betty Wold Johnson. The Betty Wold Johnson Solarium at Markus Gardens was named in her honor.
Treatment Apartment Programs
Transitional Community Residences
Supportive Apartment Programs
Permanent Affordable Apartment Buildings
Care Management Services
Home and Community Based (HCBS) Services
Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR),
Habilitation/Residential Support Services,
Family Support and Training Services,
Empowerment Services-Peer Supports,
Short-term Crisis Respite.
ACMH services reduce hospitalization, incarceration and homelessness by facilitating increased participation in wellness self-management, engagement with outpatient care, connection to social, peer and natural supports, education, and employment.
ACMH provides rehabilitative services and supports in the home in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx.
Independence House is an OMH-licensed Single Room Community Residence (CR-SRO) for formerly homeless adults. The program is located in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. A four-story building provides private rooms for 24 residents. This community residence prepares residents for a move to a more independent setting. The building has 24 hour staffing with a full range of on-site services assisting clients to develop independent living skills.
74 Avenue A
74 Avenue A is a 55 bed single room community residence which opened in Queens Village in January 2012. 74 Avenue A provides residents with the support needed to live successfully in the community and the skills training to facilitate a move to a more independent setting. 74 Avenue A specializes in offering culturally competent services to Chinese and Korean residents in their primary language.
Sabra Goldman House
Sabra Goldman House is a beautifully renovated building located in Queens Village. It provides 24 hour staffing on site and private rooms for 51 residents. This OMH-Licensed CR-SRO provides residents with the support needed on an ongoing basis to live successfully in the community, while also providing skills training to facilitate a move to a more independent setting.
Garden House is a transitional OMH-licensed residential program for formerly homeless adults consisting of spacious one bedroom apartments in a six story building. Located in the East Village, Garden House provides 24 hour staffing and a full range of on-site services designed to assist clients to attain greater independence. One of its unique characteristics is the tranquil garden which lends the building its name.
Crisis Respite is a home-like setting for a short-term stay during a psychiatric crisis or in the transition from hospitalization. Crisis Respite is staffed by a licensed mental health counselor and 24/7 support from peers with lived experience as consumers of mental health services.
E. 144th Street Affordable Housing
Located on E. 144th in Mott Haven in the Bronx, this affordable housing project, which opened its doors in June 2014, provides 22 studio apartments for formerly homeless adults with a mental illness, 20 studio apartments for young adults, and 18 units affordable to low income households from the community.
Treatment Apartment Programs
Treatment Apartment Programs serve 90 clients in both Manhattan and Queens, in scattered site apartments licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). Treatment Apartments provide community rehabilitative services in the home setting. Staff visits clients in their apartments, as needed, in order to provide training for independent living. An Emergency Pager system gives clients access to mental health professionals around the clock.
Supported Apartment Program
The Supported Apartment Program is comprised of 258 scattered site apartment beds in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. With rent subsidies form the State of New York, residents are able to secure affordable permanent housing. Staff makes regular visits to the residents in their homes and provides services according to an individualized support plan. An Emergency On-Call system provides clients’ access to mental health professionals around the clock.
Located on Ryer Avenue in Mount Hope in the Bronx, this location opened in October 2020 and includes 52 supportive units for formerly homeless adults with mental illness and 33 apartments affordable to low-income households in the community.
The Wilfrid, located in Tremont, in the Bronx, offers 40 supportive apartment units in a 190 unit mixed-income development. The Wilfrid provides on-site supportive services for chronically homeless adults with histories of mental health and substance use.